I am always looking for some new something to add to our culinary home life. I mentioned briefly in my goals that constantly trying out new recipes has killed my menu planning goals in my past. That is not to say that I haven’t found some really wonderful dishes in my test kitchen. Quinoa salad is my latest find and it is a keeper! Bub, Baby Bub and I all like this one.
You’ll never believe where I found the recipe! Yes, Pinterest. The picture was so pretty it caught my eye. Chelsea titled it Detox Quinoa and Veggie Salad. I read over her recipe and thought, as much quinoa as we eat, I had never thought of adding t it what was in her recipe. And actually, her recipe really, really reminded me of my Black Bean and Corn Salsa only with quinoa.
So, this is how this wonderful new-to-us dish came to be. First I cooked a cup of red quinoa in chicken stock with about a half cup of chopped onions and a quarter cup of green bell pepper.
While that was cooking I cooked an ear of corn that I had frozen from the co-op bounty from this past summer. And while all that was cooking, I mixed together a can of black beans that I rinsed and drained, some cilantro and some cherry tomatoes that I halved. Bub and I love cilantro, so I was somewhat heavy handed with it. Like the black bean and corn salsa, if there is an ingredient that you do not care for, leave it out.
By the time I got all this mixed together and the corn cooked and cut off the cob, the quinoa was ready. I mixed it all together and BAM! It was sooo good. I think Bub was surprised at how good it tasted!
- I cup of uncooked quinoa
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 ear of corn
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (more or less to taste)
- salt to taste
- Cook the quinoa in the chicken broth with the onion and green bell pepper.
- Cook the ear of corn.
- Once the quinoa and corn are cooked combine all ingredients.
- Serve hot or cold.
I hope you give this quinoa salad recipe a whirl! Have you found any recipes on Pinterest lately that you’re adding to your all-star list?