Tex Mex Quinoa

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Tex Mex Quinoa
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Light and fluffy quinoa stirred with traditional Tex-Mex flavors and veggies makes a perfect healthy side dish or weekday lunch.


1 1/2 cups quinoa, before cooking
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 small red onion, minced
2 red jalapenos, diced
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 avocado, diced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper


1) Cook quinoa according to package. Most likely this will involve rinsing quinoa and adding it to 3 cups of simmering water (for 1 1/2 cups dried quinoa). Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Kill the heat and let it sit and steam for ten minutes. Then fluff with a fork.

2) Dice all veggies paying special attention to dice jalapenos, onion, and cilantro into fine bits.

3) Stir together veggies with quinoa. Season with salt and pepper and spritz with lime juice.

4) Serve immediately or chill and keep in the fridge for 4-5 days.