Say this with me..."keen-wah". That is how "quinoa" is pronounced. Now that that's out of the way, may I present to you another healthy dish. It can be served warm or cold. I liked it with grilled chicken for a main dish. It is healthy and packed with protein. My kids looked at it and didn't want to touch it but with a little gentle coaxing *wink* they tasted it and decided just because it is healthy it doesn't have to be gross. If you feel like it's time to eat something a little healthy, try this recipe.
Black Bean and Sweet Corn Quinoa Salad
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you have picky kids)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup frozen sweet white corn
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When shimmering and hot, add the onions and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and stir for a minute or two until the garlic is fragrant, being careful not to burn the garlic.
Add the quinoa and cover with broth. Stir in cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes (or until all the liquid is absorbed).Stir in the frozen corn and black beans. Cover and let the pot sit off the heat until the corn and beans are heated through, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in the cilantro. Serve warm or cold. Printable recipe.
Calorie Count gave this recipe a grade A! (8 servings)
5.2 g fat
1 g saturated fat
18.1 g fiber
33.6 g protien healthy main dish salad 0 Comments