March 1, 2012

Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains.  It has more protein than any other grain, it's gluten free, easy to cook and has a delicious flavor all its own.  I have a few different quinoa recipes, but this one is one of my all time favorites.  Whether you eat it as a side dish or by itself, it has so much flavor that it makes you forget you're eating "healthy".  I've been experimenting a little more in the kitchen lately and wanted share this easy recipe with all of you.

 1 cup quinoa (any variety)
1 can black beans & 1 can corn
1 medium onion, diced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 3/4 cup chicken broth
 Pinch of cayenne pepper & salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin

Saute onions & garlic with 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes
Add quinoa, chicken broth & spices - bring to a boil
Reduce to a simmer and cook covered until all liquid is absorbed - about 15 minutes

 Add black beans & corn

Final result
Serve warm or cool (I prefer warm)
Easy. Healthy. Delicious.

29 comments:

  1. seems good! and healthy!

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  2. ohh i really want to try iT!

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  3. Seems good! :)

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  4. I love quinoa as well, I always feel so refreshed and healthy after eating it. This looks like a great recipe :)

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  5. Hmmm looks deliciois, thanks for the tip

    xx Haunted

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  6. YUM! This looks fantastic, Audrey!

    xo
    Jen

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  7. Omg this looks DELICIOUS! I love Quinoa so I think I might copy paste this recipe for myself <3
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  8. aww.. that looks so good! i'll have to try that sometimes!

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  9. That looks delicious, I may try it!

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  10. YUM. I am a quinoa addict. I'll have to make this soon! xo

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  11. Looks delish!

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  12. I love quinoa too! This looks fabulous and so comforting, I can't wait to try it! Thanks Audrey :)

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  13. Looks so good. I've never tried quinoa before. I'll have to give this a try! <3

    toni

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  14. Hello, happy day...
    Look delicious...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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  15. yummyyyy!!!!! nice post, I really like this :) I'm following

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  16. Great recipe looks delicious :)

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  17. It looks really good, and it sounds fairly healthy! Always a plus.

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  18. That looks so good. I agree with you, quinoa has so much flavor. It's a great base to add so many things too. I'll definitely try this recipe out.

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  19. YUM! I have been seriously OD'ing on quinoa recently so this is just another option to try! xo
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  20. Will definitely have to try this soon! I made salmon, quinoa, and asparagus for dinner last night and it was delish!

    Emily
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  21. YUM, that sounds amazing!
    Healthy & delish are a winning combo.
    Cumin is one of my favourite spices

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  22. I have always wanted to try quinoa and haven't pulled the trigger yet. This looks amazing and will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

    Allie

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  23. Ooooh, this looks delicious! I'll definitely try it out :)

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  24. I can't wait to try this this weekend! I have all these ingredients at home already! Thanks!

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