Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quinoa Bean Medley

 I choose to use Organic Quinoa which still requires a rinse due to the bitter exterior shell.Quinoa is superior to other grains because it is a complete protein, containing 8 essential amino acids. It is actually a seed, not a grain, and is gluten free. When cooked, the grain itself is soft and delicate, but the germ is crunchy, creating a delicious combination of flavour and texture. It is an excellent meat substitute in vegetarian dishes. It can be used in stir-fries, soups, stews, salads and many more of your favourite recipes. Quinoa is ready to eat with minimal cooking.
My Quinoa Bean Medley concoction!

  • 1 Cup of cooked Quinoa (cooled)
  • 10 pieces of sun dried tomatoes, diced and drained
  • 1 can of bean medley (rinsed)
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1/3 cup of Organic Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 freshly chopped dill
  • 1/4 freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp of cracked black pepper
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and serve!!!  This dish stays well in the fridge, so feel free to make a big batch and use a side dish all week!!!



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