Sunday, March 7, 2010

Keen-wah! Quinoa!

Quinoa, it's all the craze! It's some super healthy grain that has lots of protein or something. Anyway, I decided to give it a whirl and bought a big bag at Costco, my friend had a yummy salad recipe that I tried, it was awesome! It got all eaten up tonight at a family party, give it a try!

2C uncooked Quinoa
1/2 green/red/or yellow pepper diced
1 can black beans
1 1/2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
1 1/2 C frozen corn
Cherry tomatoes cut in half
avacado, diced
1/4 C cilantro

5 Tbs Lime Juice (fresh is best)
1 t salt
1 1/4 t cumin
1/3 C Olive Oil

Cook the Quinoa according to the package directions. While it is cooking soak the beans (rinse them first) in the red wine vinegar with salt and pepper (to taste). When the Quinoa is all cooked add all the other stuff, mix the dressing ingredients and add that too! I served it with fresh slices of lime for people to squeeze on top.

*It's kind of debatable whether this should be served hot or cold. I liked it cold...but uh...not sure what the right way to serve it is : )

If I had it all to do over again I would add more lime to the dressing, but it was pretty good as is. Give it a try, it's pretty yum!

I just posted this recipe then went and re-read it and noticed I had spelled wine "whine". I guess it's official that I am a parent now : )


Christina said...

I think I scraped the last part from the bowl. I can make a whole meal of this, right? Goin' to costco tonight to buy the quinoa stuff

Aimee said...

Kristi, you need to add "Quinoa" to your label for this so it's easier to find. Add "heaven" to the label, too! Thanks!