Today I made the most amazing salad for lunch! yum
Black beans, Quinoa & Rice (which wasn't in the original recipe, but since it was poor in carbs I cooked it along with the quinoa, so it's more filling this way) with orange vinaigrette.
I had always loved the taste of orange with black beans together, it's just a divinal combination. If you never had it I recommend to try this recipe out!
My pics didn't come out good, but it looked gorgeous (I absolutely love beautiful looking plates) so I'll just use the one from the original recipe (which is in portuguese)
Main ingredients :
(I'm not putting the portions because it depends how many servings you want. I did 1/4 cup quinoa and 1/4 cup of Rice, this equals 2 servings)
- Olive oil
- Ground Cumin
- black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- Cooked black beans (I used a can, very well rinsed)
- Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds (optional)
- Fresh Tomato
- Red pepper
- Fresh Parsley (in the original recipe they say cilantro but I liked it with parsley!)
- Onion (in the original recipe chive was used instead, but I didn't have it)
- Fresh orange juice
So what you start by doing is to soak/wash the quinoa in water for a few minutes and rinse it. Do the same with the rice if needed. Then put it in a pan with double amount of water (cooking quinoa is the same as cooking rice so I just put added them together) add salt and let it boil until the water is gone, then turn the oven off (and cover it).
Now, use a saucepan with a bit of olive oil to quickly fry the minced garlic with some cumin (1 min is enough, make sure the garlic doesn't burn!). Add the black beans, rice & quinoa and mix the ingredients together. I added sunflower and pumpkin seeds here as well as a bit of black pepper. Turn the heat off when you feel like it xD (doesn't need more than a few minutes)
Now go cut the tomato (I added a bit of salt to it after cutting it to bits), onion, red pepper, parsley, and make the orange juice.
Pass everything on to a bowl and just mix all the ingredients together. Add olive oil to the orange juice and irrigate the mixture
You can eat it hot or cold however you prefer.
Enjoy the amazing flavors. SO GOOD and Vegan, full of protein, iron and a whole bunch of vitamins