Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Veggie Recipe!

I was looking last week for non-dairy/ vegetarian recipe ideas. No we aren't vegan. We just eat free-range (which is expensive) and we are cutting dairy (because we think Aeneas might be allergic). AND I am getting tired of my recipes and am ready to purge my collection and start trying some new things. This week I started with this recipe and then adapted it for what suited my tastes and the crisper drawer. Here is what I came up with.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • Bring the broth and quinoa to a boil, cover and simmer until water is absorbed.

1 cup frozen corn
Simmer in water until done. Drain.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan adding the onions first, then the garlic and zucchini. Saute until tender. Add the beans, corn and quinoa. 

Season with:
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Garnish with:
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped avocado
  • lime juice squeeze
Serve over tortilla chips...or wrap with lettuce in a tortilla, or serve over salad with crumbled chips and jap-ranch dressing or make a quesadilla with it as the filling. So good and a nice healthy leftover for Mama for the next few days!

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