Years ago when I first heard about quinoa, I found this recipe. I love this recipe to death. It is SO easy, and so tasty. I always make it when I’m introducing new people to the wonder world of quinoa. I can’t remember the source, but there is one just like it on RecipeZaar. I’m adding it below, because I want to make sure I have it at my fingertips!

Quinoa, Black Beans & Corn Salad

serves 6-8

1 tsp vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
  2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans

Serve as a side, or add some chicken or tofu for a main dish. My husband loves this stuffed in a pita. A great source or protein.