Quinoa and Two Bean Salad

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Quinoa and Two Bean Salad
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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 50 min.
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QuinoaGreen beansgarlicCilantro

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
2 cups
fresh Green beans (rinsed and trimmed)
2 cloves
garlic (peeled and crushed)
1
Red onion (peeled and chopped)
1
red Bell pepper (rinsed; trimmed and diced)
2 cups
canned red Kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
salt (to taste)
freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
Lime juice (from one lime)
1 handful
fresh Cilantro (rinsed and finely chopped)

Preparation steps

1.
In a large saucepan, bring vegetable broth and water to a boil. Add the quinoa, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
2.
In a separate saucepan, blanch the green beans in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and cool, cut into 2-inch lengths.
3.
Once the grains have cooked for 15 minutes, add the green beans, garlic, chopped onion, peppers, and kidney beans. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Squeeze in the lime juice and simmer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
4.
Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve warm or chilled.