Mexican Quinoa Recipe

 

Hi Friends!! It's been a minute since I have posted and it's probably because summer-time is a crazy time, but I'm back!!! 

 

I have been making this quinoa dish for a while, and I'm not sure why I haven't posted it before. It's so good for so many reasons--It's full of nutrients, of course, but it's also good on salads, in wraps, and it makes a great side dish you can take to a party. It's also super easy to make which is always a bonus.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quinoa (always rinse your quinoa and use 2 cups of water to 1 cup of dry quinoa when cooking)

  • 1 red pepper chopped

  • 1/2 cup grilled corn or regular

  • 4 scallions chopped

  • 1 can organic black beans drained and rinsed

  • cilantro (I like a lot but just use as much as you want)

  • 1/4 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1.5 tsp cumin

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 1/2 tsp pink salt

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

Directions:

  1. Make quinoa and set aside

  2. In a large bowl, mix olive oil, lime juice, and spices

  3. Mix in quinoa, chopped veggies, and beans in the bowl with spices. Mix well.

This dish is good hot or cold and stays good up to 5 days. It's a great dish to make ahead of time--Remember, meal prep is key to staying healthy all week long!

 

I hope you love it like I do!

 

Steph

xoxo