Saturday, August 4, 2012

Southwestern Quinoa and Bean Salad

Sorry, I did not get a picture.  Life has been rather busy around here with a newborn, 2 toddlers and several of out-of-town guests.  Next time I make it I will try and remember to snap a picture before we eat it all!

2 cans black beans, washed and drained
2 cans white beans, washed and drained
2 cans whole kernel corn, washed and drained
2-3 green onions chopped
2 sm. red pepper, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.

1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
2 heaping teaspoons of cumin
3/4 c. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a container with a lid and shake vigorously until well incorporated.  Pour over the salad mixture and stir to combine.

1 med. red onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups of uncooked quinoa
3 cups chicken stock
1 T. olive oil
pinch of salt

In a medium pot sauté the onion in the olive.  Cooked until onion is soft.  Add the garlic and sauté for 1 more minute.  Add quinoa, chicken stock and pinch of salt and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes.  Once all liquid is absorbed spread to cooked quinoa out on a cookie sheet to cool.  Once cooled mix in with salad mixture.

*Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Optional ingredients:  You can add 1 jalapeño to the onion and cook it for extra heat.  I also like to serve it with fresh chopped tomato and avocado (when in season)

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