Chipotle Quinoa

Quinoa is super healthy and can be used in a variety of ways. I can’t remember where I read this trick, but it makes for a fast and flavorful meal.

Add one packet of black bean dip mix to quinoa and water

Bring to a boil and then simmer (Cook following package directions)

Allow time to cool

Add chopped cilantro, bell pepper and tomato

Throw in anything else that looks good:

Fresh lime juice and Jersey corn

Enjoy at room temperature or chill for later.

Or if you’re me… taste it and realize the quinoa should have cooked a few minutes longer. Oops. In that case put the mixture back in the pan and add veggie broth or water. Simmer a little longer until quinoa is cooked all the way. Top with extra chopped tomato and cilantro.

A perfect packed lunch… just bring a breath mint with you!

Do you have any tricks for spicing up a bland recipe?

I’m a huge fan of lime juice and fresh herbs. I also like hot sauce and cayenne pepper.



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2 responses to “Chipotle Quinoa

  1. I can’t wait to squirt some lime juice on my corn tonight! Great little flavor kick!

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