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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Mexican Quinoa

with Tomato and Black Beans

Mexican Quinoa

Mexican Quinoa - A delicious vegetarian option packed with protein

297
calories
Calories
35 min.
Preparation
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 4 servings
6 ounces Quinoa
Salt
3 Scallions
15 ounces black Beans (canned)
3 Tomatoes
1 Lime
2 tablespoons Butter (about 40 grams)
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon mild Chili powder (eg, Ancho chili)
Pepper
Cilantro (for garnish)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Lid, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 1
1

Pour quinoa into a fine-mesh sieve. To remove the bitterness, rinse quinoa under cold running water until the water runs clear.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 2
2

Add quinoa to a big pot of boiling salted water and cook for 10 minutes.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 3
3

Meanwhile, rinse scallions, trim and finely dice.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 4
4

Pour black beans into the sieve, rinse with cold water and shake off any excess water.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 5
5

Rinse tomatoes and cut into quarters, remove stems. Seed and chop tomatoes.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 6
6

Pour quinoa through a sieve and drain excess water.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 7
7

Combine quinoa, beans, tomatoes and scallions. Add all ingredients into the sieve and hang over a pot that has been filled with 3 cm (approximately 1 1/4 inch) of water. The water must not come in contact with the sieve.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 8
8

Cover quinoa-vegetable mixture with a kitchen towel and cover with lid. Bring water to a boil, then steam the mixture over medium heat for 10-12 minutes; adding more water to pot as necessary.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 9
9

Rinse and dry 1 lime, cut in half.  Squeeze juice from half, and zest the peel from the other half. Melt together butter and oil. Add chili powder, lime zest, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste and whisk together. Rinse cilantro and reserve the leaves.

Mexican Quinoa preparation step 10
10

Add quinoa to the bowl and mix thoroughly with lime butter. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve immediately.