A lovely, fun recipe…..shared by a lovely, fun lady!!!
September 21, 2015
Bonnie is a lovely lady from the last 3 Wishes Retreat….who enjoys cooking healthy, fun food for her family. She has kindly shared a recipe her family loves as an alternative to tacos….serve with corn chips or tortillas. I’m sure the kids will LOVE it!!!
Mexican Quinoa Salad
1C quinoa, rinsed
1 1/2 C water
2tsp coconut oil
1 jalapeno chili, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small green capsicum, dice
1 small red capsicum, diced
1tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground coriander
2 limes, juiced
2-4Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
100-200g canned black beans
2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 small cucumber, chopped
200g canned corn
3Tbsp chopped coriander
4 spring onions, chopped
2tsp lemon juice
fresh ground black pepper
Put quinoa & water into saucepan, cover & bring to the boil. reduce heat & simmer for 15mins, until water has evaporated. Remove from heat & let stand for 5mins. Fluff with fork.
Heat coconut oil in frying pan & gently cook the jalapeno & garlic until soft. Add the capsicum & cook for 5mins.
Add the cumin & coriander, cook & stir for 2 mins.
Whisk together the lime, olive oil & pinch of salt.
Combine quinoa, black beans, cooked vegetables, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, fresh coriander & spring onions in a large bowl.
Peel the avocado, & dice the flesh. Toss in lemon juice, then add to quinoa mixture.
Pour over the lime juice mixture & stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper.