Anyway, I'm so excited to have a recipe to share. I've tried out many quinoa (keen-wah) recipes knowing that as a health counselor I'm SUPPOSED to like it but never being satisfied with it. This recipe has finally turned me into a quinoa lover. It's full of veggies and a snap to put together. I pretty much used this exact recipe but just changed up some of the measurements. And I'm super happy with how nice the pictures turned out. :)
1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups water
1 sweet potato
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 scallions, chopped
2 tbs fresh parsley
freshly squeezed lemon juice (1-2 lemons depending on your taste)
1/2 cup feta cheese
olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425
Peel sweet potato and cut into small pieces. Line a pan with tin foil and toss potatoes with a little bit of olive oil (about half a tbs) and salt. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Bring quinoa, water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in 1 tbs of olive oil and set aside to cool.
Chop up bell pepper, scallions, and parsley. Add to a bowl with black beans, corn, sweet potatoes, and quinoa.. Add lemon juice, salt & pepper, and olive oil to taste. Sprinkle in feta cheese and mix well. Serve chilled or eat immediately.