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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Black Beans and Tomato Quinoa!

Looking for a great side dish!
Heres one packed with protein, and because your using Quinoa, you dont have the issues with gluten/wheat..Try this recipe and let me know what you think...
Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa
add 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water
2 tsp grated lime zest (opt)
2 -21/2 T. lime juice
2 T. olive oil
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 (14-15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes,
diced 4 scallions, chopped OR chopped sweet onion
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
Cook 1 cup quinoa (rinsed well) in 2 cups water, uncovered. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cover, cooking for 15 minutes more,
until tender, fluffy and dry.
Whisk together lime zest, lime juice, oil and butter, salt and pepper in large bowl.Add black beans, tomato, onions and cilantro.
Stir in cooled quinoa.