Thursday, September 4, 2008

Quinoa with Black Beans and Cilantro

Inspiration:
An attempt to make more vegetarian dishes!

Ingredients/Instructions:
Bon Appétit
Notes:
I *loved* this dish! We do not care for bell peppers, so I substituted a large tomato, chopped, and added it along with the beans. If you can find cotija cheese, you must buy it. It's so fantastically delicious. This was an easy meal to put together on a weeknight. Serves 3-4 as a main course.

Liz's Rating: 9.5/10
Tim's Rating: 10/10 ("My favorite salad I've ever had.")

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Your CSA looks great! Ours is actually year round out here in CA, but for now we signed up for Sept-Dec to see how it goes. Your beet risotto recipe looks like it might be the perfect solution to our beets :) Thanks!

I have tons of family in St. Paul and love it there...but I probably wouldn't love the winters!

Katie said...

YUM! This looks fab and seriously - I'd die to take beautiful pics like you!

WeezerMonkey said...

I love quinoa. I feel good when I eat quinoa. I also like saying quinoa. Quinoa. Quinoa. Quinoa.

Cate said...

I've been looking for more things to do with quinoa...this is perfect!

Maria said...

I haven't cooked with quinoa much but I do like it. The cilantro and black beans look great in this dish!

KMAYS said...

Ahh! Thank you thank you thank you! I've been meal-planning for next week, and this looks perfect for a fast meal need that I was stuck on.

Dunc said...

Ooooh that looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe (and the fact that it's vegetarian!).

~Amy~ said...

What kind of camera do you use? Your pics are gorgeous!

Liz said...

Thank you so much, Amy! I have a Nikon D40.

Joelen said...

Thanks for posting this - I'm always on the look out for quinoa recipes and I plan on trying this soon!