By Alex Bury, McDougall Program cooking instructor

Servings: 4-6

1 cup water
1/3 cup dry quinoa
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1-1/2 cups cooked navy beans (one 15-oz. can, drained)
2 cups diced tomatoes (one 24-oz. can, drained and diced)
1 cup diced red bell pepper
2 teaspoons minced fresh (or canned) green chilies
salt and black pepper to taste

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add quinoa, cover, and simmer about 10-15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed. Cool 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine lime juice, cumin, coriander, cilantro, and green onions. Stir in beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and chilies. Add cooled quinoa, mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Hint: Use any kind of bean that you like in this recipe.

from The McDougall Newsletter September 2005 Vol. 4, No. 9

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