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It’s a protein! January 16, 2010

Filed under: Main Course,side dish — fattybear @ 10:16 pm
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So as promised I have the complimentary salad to the yummy guacamole sandwich. Now I know some people think that quinoa is a carbohydrate because it is so often used to substitute rice or couscous or pasta, you get the picture. Anywho…the amazing thing about quinoa is it’s a complete protein!!! So instead of having rice with your Mexican every time why not try out this great variation.

FIESTA QUINOA!!

It's a party in your mouth!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package

1 red pepper, finely chopped

1 cup red onion, finely chopped

1 jalapeƱo pepper, finely chopped

1 cup frozen corn, cooked

1 tomato, chopped

1 can black beans, drained

Dressing

3 limes, juice and zest

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

Mix lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, and salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Add the chopped vegetables, corn, black beans, and quinoa to the bowl with the dressing. Stir together. Eat immediately or let the flavors settle into the quinoa.

It’s that simple! I find this salad works great as a meal with tortilla chips to scoop or you can wrap it up in a burrito with some lettuce and cheese, remember it’s a protein so you are getting a very filling meal! Enjoy!