Sunday, January 29, 2017
SPICY KALE AND QUINOA BLACK BEAN SALAD
I mixed kale with other greens from my garden. My cilantro is thriving. I've grown cilantro for years and never had such a healthy plant. I picked up a small pot in Trader Joe's and as you can see by the bottom photo it's doing great.
The recipe is adapted from The Growing Fridge.
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
6 cups chopped kale, de-stemmed
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1/4 cup hot sauce of your choice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cumin ( didn't use)
sea salt and pepper, to taste
Place 1 cup quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, rinse a few times. Combine 2 cups of water or chicken both in a medium sized pot.
Add 1 cup quinoa and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is
Add the kale, onion, corn, beans and quinoa to a large salad bowl. Mix well.
Prepare the dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad, mix and enjoy!!!
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