Saturday, August 11, 2012

Quinoa Salad I

Well, there are sure to be many quinoa salads on this blog since I love the stuff and we buy it at Costco- meaning we could feed an army with our quinoa, so here is the first one.

Ok, I didn't put the avocados in here yet, but pretend I did

Time: 20 minutes
Feeds: 4 for lunch, 6-8 as a side dish

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 14-oz can garbanzo beans
1 14-oz can kidney beans
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, sliced thin
2 avocados

3 Tbs cup olive oil
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp pepper

Boil the water and add the quinoa, reduce to low and cover for 15 minutes
Meanwhile, put all the salad ingredients except the avocado in a bowl.
When the quinoa is done take it off the stove and add the dressing ingredients to the pan with the quinoa. Mix it all together.
Dump the quinoa on top of everything else and stir it all together
Right before serving, cube the avocados and  mix them in

Kate, I promise all the recipes won't be quinoa since you are probably tired of it since I feed it to you every time you are here. But its gluten free and that is the cool new trendy way to eat.

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