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.