Tasty Tuesday: Crazy About Quinoa (Recipe)!

25 Jun

20130625-160024.jpgI recently discovered I love quinoa. My husband bought a giant bag at Costco one weekend and we have tried to come up with different dishes to use it up. I also love Mexican and crave it often. To satisfy my crave and use up that bag, I came up with an alternative that wasn’t loaded down with cheese and is easy to throw together on those busy evenings.
Ingredients:

  • Red Quinoa
  • Vegetable or Chicken Broth
  • Chile Olive Oil (I used Ah Love Oil)
  • Red and Green bell pepper (diced)
  • Yellow Onion (diced)
  • Fresh Garlic clove
  • Chile powder
  • Can of Corn
  • Can of black beans
  • Cherry or grape tomoatoes (cut in half)
  • Avocado
  • Low far Sour Cream
  • Lime

Here’s how to make it:

  • Follow cooking instructions for Quinoa using 1 cup quinoa, 1 cup broth and 1 cup water.
  • Sauté peppers and onion in chile olive oil. Add chile powder, salt, pepper, and crushed garlic to taste ( I didn’t measure) continue to sauté until desired texture.
  • Meanwhile, drain corn and black beans.
  • Slice avocado
  • Place a serving of quinoa on a dish. Top with sautéed peppers and onions, corn, black beans, tomatoes and avocado. Add a little sour cream and squeeze lime all over.
  • Enjoy!

The dish was a hit with my husband and have made it several times since my first trial run. It makes a lot so you can take it for lunch the next day or use the left over ingredients to create a new dish or use in a salad.

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