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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mexican Quinoa

Missing my recipes?  Well, I have a new one for you, Mexican Quinoa!  I made this last night for Meatless Monday.  I just threw this together for a quick dinner after swim lessons.  I loved it, my husband on the hand, not so much... He really doesn't care for the texture of small grains, like quinoa or couscous   You can serve it as a meal like me, as a side dish, or over a bed of lettuce.  If you're looking for a way to spice up quinoa (literally), this is a fun recipe for you.  Enjoy!

Mexican Quinoa
serves 4-8, time 20 min

1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
2 cup water
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1/4 cup salsa
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried thyme
salt & pepper to taste
shredded cheese to sprinkle on top

In a small sauce pan, combine water, a little salt, and quinoa, bring to a boil.  Then drop heat to a low simmer, and cook for about 10-15 min, until water is absorbed.  Transfer cooked quinoa to a serving bowl.  Toss with salsa, black beans, corn, lime juice, cumin, thyme, and cilantro.  Serve... I then topped it with shredded cheese, with a side of blue corn chips.


  1. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing, Ashley!!


    1. Thanks AJ, it was... I've been eating all week for lunch!

  2. Instead of salsa, add chopped onion, green pepper, and tomatoes... Maybe even a little avocado on top. Yum!