Q for Quinoa!

This Quinoa recipe is super easy to make and very delicious in addition to being a good source of protein an fiber — my husband absolutely loves it (well…he has no choice)! It goes well as a side with grilled chicken or even as a meatless entree served with avocado!

Here is the skinny on Quinoaquinoa-3

Whole-grain
A source of fiber and protein
A source of potassium and iron
Gluten free
Serving Size: 1 Cup; Calories per serving: 240 Kcals

Ingredients:

Quinoa, 1 cup
Water, 2 cups
Tomatoes, 1 cup chopped
Jalapenos, ½ cup chopped
Corn, canned, no-sodium (drained), 1 can (approx 15 oz)
Black Beans, canned, low-sodium (drained), 1 can (approx 15 oz) – I prefer to use dry black beans instead of using canned.
Cumin powder, 1 tsp
Red chili powder, 1 tsp
Salt,1 tsp
Lime, 1
** once i even added taco seasoning to spice it up 🙂

Directions:quinoa-2

Place all ingredients in a large pot.
Cover and simmer (medium low heat) for approximately 20 minutes or until no water is left.
Top with cilantro and squeeze some fresh lime juice.
P.S. Canned diced tomatoes and jalapenos can be used as well.

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