Quinoa's something I haven't cooked until now. I'd heard plenty about it, and I definitely wanted to make something using quinoa. So, when I was assigned Tracy's blog, Pale Yellow, I gravitated towards two of her quinoa recipes - a Greek quinoa and her Tex-Mex Quinoa.
What's this about being assigned a blog? Well, each month, as part of the Secret Recipe Club, we're assigned a blog, and we (secretly) select a recipe to make. Then, everyone posts their recipes at once, revealing our recipes and the blogs where we got the recipes.
Although I knew I wanted to make something with quinoa, I wasn't sure if I wanted Greek or Tex-Mex. Afterall, those are two of my favorite flavors! So instead of making a decision, I asked James which one to make, and he chose Tex-Mex. :) I'm thinking I'll just have to make the Greek Quinoa next!
We really enjoyed this Tex-Mex quinoa, and to make it even better? Cotija cheese! We first used this cheese when we made Mexican Cotija Corn, and we really enjoyed it in the Mexican Corn Salad. The cheese really added an enticing and appetizing saltiness to this quinoa.
Yield: 6-8 servings
|184 grams||6.5 ounces||1 cup||quinoa|
|546 grams||19.25 ounces||2 cups||stock or broth||I used pork.|
|280 grams||9.875 ounces||1||onion, diced|
|199 grams||7 ounces||1||bell pepper, diced||I used half orange and half yellow.|
|180 grams||6.25 ounces||2||tomatoes, diced|
|439 grams||15.5 ounces||2 cups||1 can||black beans, cooked and drained|
|432 grams||15.25 ounces||2 cups||1 can||corn kernels, drained|
|189 grams||6.75 ounces||1||avocado, diced||Learn how to cut an avocado here.|
|1/2 teaspoon||garlic powder|
|2 tablespoons||1||lime, juiced|
|4 tablespoons||cilantro||Not shown|
|1. Gather all materials.|
|2. Combine stock/broth and quinoa, cooking following package instructions.|
|3. Cook onions in a bit of oil until slightly translucent. Add in peppers, lime, garlic, and cumin.|
|4. Add in cilantro.|
|5. Continue cooking and mix in black beans and corn (and quinoa). I added the quinoa here, but I'd recommend adding it at the end.|
|6. Add tomatoes. (And quinoa if you didn't add it in Step 5.)|