Rosalina's, Energy Revving Quinoa with Black Beans and Garbanzo Beans
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh baby Spinach
  • ½ cup canned No Salt Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, diced seeds removed
  • 1 Scallion, diced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp fresh Lemon juice
  • Pinch of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh basil for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. Rinse 1 cup Quinoa in running water using fine mesh strainer. Combine Quinoa in 2 cups water and cook then simmer in medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain liquid in a fine mesh strainer.
  2. In a small skillet, place 1 tsp olive oil, add garlic and cook under low heat until translucent. Add spinach and toss. Place in a separate bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, add Black beans, Garbanzo beans, Tomatoes, scallion, olive oil, lemon and toss to combine. Add the spinach, salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss. Garnish with basil and extra scallion.
  4. Option: You can add Grilled chicken, grilled Salmon or Shrimps.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Nutritional Information: Serving size: 1 cup Calories per serving 300, Calories from Fat 32, Total Fat 12%, Saturated fat 5%, Protein 20%, Carb 13%, Fiber 44%, Cholesterol 0, Iron 16%, Sodium 20%, Calcium 3%.