Sunday, April 21, 2013

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Good Morning!

I just made a delicious dish that I wanted to share with you!  I made it yesterday when my sister and my two daughters came over to visit, and we all loved it.  We loved it so much, that I made another batch this morning to drop off at my girl's house today.  Then I'm off to the pottery studio to make more bowls like the yellow and green ones above.  I didn't make the plastic!

I found the recipe on the back of the Quinoa package that I bought at Target.  I adjusted it slightly based on the ingredients I had around my house.  It would be a perfect quick meal to take to lunch or a wonderful side dish to serve with grilled salmon (which I plan to do tomorrow night!).  So, here it is...enjoy!

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Cook 1 cup Quinoa according to package directions
While that is cooking, prepare the following:

1 diced Red Pepper
1 15 oz. can of Corn (or 1 cup frozen corn, cooked)
1 15 oz. can Black Beans, rinsed

3 T Lemon or Lime Juice
2 T Olive Oil
2 tsp Ground Cumin

1/2 c. Sunflower Seeds
1/2 c. Walnuts (or Pecans), chopped

1/4 c. Cilantro, chopped
1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce, finely chopped

Toss all the ingredients together and enjoy!

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf