I had made quinoa a while back. I blogged it earlier, this year. I had some extra so I froze it and a about a week or two, ago, I took it out and figured, we would eat it for dinner but as luck would have it (I don't believe in luck) I came across this recipe for Black Beans and Tomato Quinoa.
•2 teaspoons grated lime zest
•2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
•1 tablespoon vegetable oil
•1 (14- to 15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
•2 medium tomatoes, diced
•4 scallions, chopped
•1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (I am guessing that I used one of the herbs from my garden, either parsley or basil)
Whisk together lime zest and juice, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
Wash quinoa in 3 changes of cold water in a bowl, draining in a sieve each time. Obviously, this did have to be done again but I want to put it here in case, someone does not know how important this is. I did not know, the first time, I made quinoa and it was bitter.****** Thank you, Mr. Bittman
Add quinoa to dressing and toss until dressing is absorbed, then stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.
I don't have a final photo. this is a picture of the black beans being added to the quinoa and vegetables.