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Quinoa Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Ingredients – Quinoa and black bean filling Olive oil (1 tbsp) 1 cup red onion, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, pressed or minced Tomato paste (3 tbsp) Ground cumin (1 tsp) Chili powder (½ tsp) Uncooked quinoa. (½ cup) 1 cup vegetable broth or simple water 1½ cups cooked black beans ½ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Avocado sauce 1 large avocado, sliced into long strips 1 to 2 lime juice 1 medium jalapeno. 1 handful cilantro ¼ tsp salt Method – To prepare the filling, heat a medium-sized pot and warm the olive oil. Sauté the onion and garlic with a pinch of salt until the onions get softened. Now add the tomato paste, cumin and chili powder and sauté for another minute, stirring constantly. Boil the rinsed quinoa and 1 cup of water or vegetable broth over a low simmer, then cover the pot. Remove the quinoa from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes. Now remove the lid of the pot, drain off the excess liquid and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in the drained black beans and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and set aside for a couple of minutes to warm up the beans. To prepare the avocado sauce: Simply mix the above listed ingredients in a blender. Mix it properly and season with salt, to taste....

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Perfect quinoa

Do you want to prepare a perfect fluffy quinoa? It is indeed so simple once you know the right way to cook it. Read below to learn more about it. Method – Rinse the quinoa very well for at least 30 seconds and then drain it. This removes the bitterness on the outside of the quinoa. Heat a saucepan. Boil water and add the rinsed quinoa over a low simmer. Keep stirring it time to time until the quinoa absorbs all of the water. When that step is done, remove the saucepan from the heat. Cover it so that the quinoa gets steamed for about 5 minutes. This step allows the quinoa time to pop open into little curlicues, so it’s nice and fluffy. Now uncover the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Season with salt and serve. INGREDIENTS 1 cup uncooked quinoa seed of any color. 2 cups of water ¼ tsp salt to taste METHOD Rinse the quinoa very well for at least 30 seconds and then drain it. This removes the bitterness on the outside of the quinoa. Heat a saucepan. Boil water and add the rinsed quinoa over a low simmer. Keep stirring it time to time until the quinoa absorbs all of the water. When that step is done, remove the saucepan from the heat. Cover it so that the quinoa gets...

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Quinoa Salad with Pickled Radishes and Feta

This delicious quinoa salad scrumptious mix of cucumber, green beans, parsley and feta. Read on to know more about it. Total time taken – 1 hour 15 minutes. Servings – 6 Ingredients – Red wine vinegar (1 cup) Sugar (1½ tbsp) Four Radishes (slice it very thinly) Thin green beans (1½ pounds) 1 cup quinoa 1 large English cucumber (cut into 1/4 inch dice) Extra-virgin olive oil (3½ tbsp) Salt and black pepper Chopped flat-leaf parsley (2 tbsp) Lemon juice (3 tbsp) 6 ounces Greek feta cheese. Slice it thinly. Method – Heat a saucepan and bring the red wine to a simmer mixed with sugar. Take it off from the heat and add the radish slices. Keep it aside to cool down. In the meantime, heat another saucepan and add salted water to boil. Then, blanch the green beans until they are crisp for about 3 minutes. Then drain and rinse the beans and let it cool down with cold water. When the beans are dry, cut them into 1 ½ inch lengths. Take a medium saucepan and boil 1 ¾ cups of water. Now add the quinoa and gently stir it. Cover and simmer over a low heat until all the water is absorbed. Uncover and let it cool down. The final step is to take a medium bowl and mix in cucumber, ½ tbsp olive oil,...

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7 TOP BENEFITS OF QUINOA – star grain to add more nutrition in Indian diet

Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) dates back to around 3000 years ago when the Quinoa seed was found to be actually good for humans to consume. This seed then evolved as a treasure because Quinoa has been referred by people as a nutrition food that can boost up the stamina ! Now who would not want to know the benefits of this amazing superfood ? Here are seven of the top benefits of Quinoa – 1 The nutritious food – This grain crop is popular for its edible seed which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. It was named...

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