For a mouthwatering quinoa dish with southwestern flair, it’s hard to beat this Quinoa with Black Beans! Whip it up in 30 minutes for a crowd-pleasing side dish or even main dish.
What a difference a day makes. I’ve said that before, I know. I can’t help it, because just yesterday it was a balmy and sunny bright 80F. Today we’re demoted to cloudy gray skies and cold gusty wind.
At least the Littles were scheduled for a water-soaked afternoon at camp yesterday rather than today. Today’s camp schedule consists of sneakers and ball games, so it’s all good.
Now I’m just praying for sunshine so our Father’s Day weekend plans aren’t foiled. It’s funny because sports practices are usually canceled on Mother’s Day. But Father’s Day doesn’t trigger much canceling of anything. The coaches are still holding baseball practice and we’re still debating whether to go.
What say y’all? Would you go or would you skip sports practice for the Littles on Father’s day afternoon?
Now. How about a festive side dish? This Quinoa with Black Bean dish could sit with the side dishes, salads, or be a main dish for vegetarian friends. It’s so versatile and is a burst of happy in your mouth…
This is one of the tastiest 30-minute dishes one can muster up. And healthiest. A bowl of Quinoa and Black Beans is chock full of protein, thanks to the (well, quinoa and black beans.)
This time, my quinoa came out a teensy bit wetter than normal, due to rinsing the quinoa first. There’s a bit of residual liquid after rinsing the grains. To account for that, I’ve written in to use a bit less liquid in the recipe so your quinoa can come out a bit fluffier. (Not that anyone even cared, since the whole thing was quickly gobbled up.)
I typically just throw my quinoa into the recipe without rinsing/draining the grains first. However. I realized that by rinsing/draining the uncooked quinoa first, it produces a much cleaner flavor without any bitter residue.
The fresh tomatoes, corn, cilantro, and lime all work together seamlessly to produce a superbly refreshing and flavorful quinoa dish.
If someone would make me this every day, I’d eat it every day. I would love a bowl of this for lunch Every. Single. Day.
Here’s to a (hopefully) sunny weekend for all those celebrating Dad or Grad. Enjoy!Print
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