Mexican QuinoaThis has been my lunch for the past 6 months, no joke.  When I find something I love I make it every day, ad infinitum!  It is so good, warm, flavorful, and healthy!  Quinoa is a superfood that, although it is very grain-like, is akin to the spinach family and is super high in protein.  This is my favorite way to enjoy this awesome grain.

I bought quinoa on sale at Amazon (see, I buy everything on Amazon!).  The current price of $23 (*it’s on sale now!) is more than I paid, but I love the bulk of this package – I feel like I will never run out and can eat it forever.  Well, maybe only if you are me.  I make this and store it in the fridge.  It is perfect to heat up for lunches.  Every day.  Enjoy!

Mexican Quinoa

(makes 4 cups)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of dried quinoa
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/8-1/4 cup of salsa
  • 1 can of black beans
  • cheddar cheese (optional)
  • avocado (optional)

Bring quinoa and water to a boil and then simmer until cooked.  This usually takes about 15 minutes.   While it is simmering, add the salsa and black beans.  When done, scoop into a bowl and top with cheese and avocado.  This is also good over spinach or romaine for a nice salad topper.  I hope you find many ways to enjoy it!