Get ready for lots and lots of protein and fiber! Pronounced BEAN-WAH, the combination of quinoa and beans gives you plenty of nutrients and it’s delicious. Beans are “protein-rich superfoods” and quinoa has more protein than any other grain. I’ve made this as a side dish for tacos in place of rice and it’s delicious. Recently we ran out of the tacos so I just had this as dinner. So, so good. As a side dish it’s totally versatile and depending on how you spice it, it could go with whatever you’re making.
1 cup red quinoa
1 can black beans or cooked from a bag
salt and pepper to taste
cumin, cilantro, chili pepper or any other spices you choose
1. Cook quinoa according to directions
2. Meanwhile, if you’re using canned black beans drain beans and set aside. If you’re making beans from the bag, cook accordingly. When the quinoa is done add black beans and their juices to quinoa and stir. Add spices, taste and tweak.
3. Serve warm and enjoy!