Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Well hello…

It’s been SO long since I posted an actual – made by me recipe – I actually don’t know where to start!

Ever since having baby boy (3.5 months ago now) I’ve been struggling with finding inspiration to eat healthier – as many moms/busy people know – sometimes, you have to grab and eat whatever you can just to fill the void.  On top of that, I just had 0 inspiration to create or play around with recipes! (or even cook if I’m being honest) 

The other day during nap time, I was flipping through documentaries on Netflix and found “Forks Over Knives” watched it and proceeded to watch the Engine 2 Diet documentary afterwards and felt totally inspired by Rip.  I felt so inspired.  Plant strong… ok I can do this!  Not saying that I’ll follow it 100% but I will try to make “plant base”choices as much as possible. 

So guess what – I’ve been making recipes like crazy (kale, lemon and cilantro sandwhich – YUM).  And I even created one of mine own – check out this beauty.


Fiesta Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 can rinsed and drained black beans
  • 1/2 purple onion diced
  • 5 tomatoes diced (seeded if you want it less runny)
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro (or more if you are a cilantro loving fool) – washed, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • Lime and zest from 2 limes
  • Salt to taste

Directions – cook quinoa in water (broth) as per package instructions.

Toss together all ingredients and let sit for a few hours for the flavours to mix!

Done and done!  This makes a large portion perfect for a BBQ or pot luck!

Would be awesome;

  • stuffed into a pepper and baked
  • Served with lettuce for lettuce wrapped
  • with avocado added
  • with nacho chips


There you have it – a recipe from yours truly!

Hope you are all well!!  Loving the facebook interaction as always! Thank you for your support and I hope to start creating a bit more!  Summer and sunshine is always a good inspiration too!!

And a baby picture just for fun! Isn’t he the cutest!?


Ohhh I could just kiss those lil cheeks ! Smile

1 comment:

  1. When you said "cilantro loving fool", I assume you meant to say "Jolene" ;-)

    Cilantro and red onion make all things better.


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