Thursday, February 11, 2010

quinoa for life

if you havent discovered quinoa yet, you are really missing out. not only is it incredibly healthy..its delicious. replace your white rice or pasta with it, now!

this recipe is one of the millions of ways to prepare quinoa but this is super easy and its soooo good.

2 teaspoons grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted and cooled (earth balance is my fav)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup quinoa
1 (14- to 15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

whisk together lime zest and juice, vegan butter, oil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
cook the quinoa the same way as rice. 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa. low heat and covered til water is absorbed.
mix quinoa and dressing and add all the other ingredients

as i put avocado slices on almost everything, i always add it to this!

1 comment:

  1. made this last nite - YUM! definitely something I'll make often.