Saturday, April 14, 2012

Meatless Monday Grocery List: Rainbow Quinoa

This week's Meatless Monday Healthy Eating Challenge will challenge you to try quinoa. Quinoa is all the trendy rage right now, but it couldn't be more ancient. Everything old is new again.

This week's recipe: Rainbow Quinoa

I love this recipe for all it's vibrant flavors: fresh ginger, juicy mango and orange juice, citrus-y cilantro and bell pepper combine for a little rainbow on your palate.

Ready to give quinoa a try? Great! Here's the grocery list:

2 navel oranges
1 thumb-size piece fresh ginger
1 small or medium red bell pepper
1 small or medium yellow bell pepper
2 mangoes
1 red onion
1 bunch cilantro

1 cup quinoa
1/2 cup rice or apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 - 15 oz can black beans


Life is sweet,


kelly said...

Hi.. :-)... I just found your blog searching children love quinoa salad....Ive had a lovely time reading through your recipes.. :-).... And am going to try the meatloaf cupcakes tonight .....
Great blog...
From Kelly in Australia.

Sweet Pea Chef said...


Thanks for taking the time to write!


Jennifer K said...

We just had the Greek Quinoa tonight and loved it. Can't wait to try the Rainbow recipe!

Sweet Pea Chef said...


So glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing...


Anonymous said...

Hi, love your blog! Quick question, is the 1 cup quinoa measured before or after it's cooked? Also do you have any tips on cooking quinoa? It's been a long time since I've tried cooking it, and I seem to remember my last batch bring pretty meh. This recipe sounds great, though!


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