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Chimichurri Quinoa with Adzuki Beans

 

Prep time:                   2 minutes

Prep notes: 

Cooking time:       30 minutes

Yields:                            8 people

 

Ingredients: 

1 cup quinoa
21/4 cups water
Pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoons vinegar (red wine or apple cider)
2 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoons chili flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup cooked aduki beans
1 small bunch flat leaf parsley

 

Directions: 

  • Rinse quinoa.
  • Bring water and salt to a boil and add quinoa.
  • Simmer covered for 20 minutes or until grains are fluffy and water is absorbed.
  • Make chimichurri sauce: combine vinegar, water, garlic, chili flakes, salt, pepper and oil in a blender and pulse until well combined.
  • In a big bowl, gently mix together quinoa, chimichurri sauce and aduki beans.
  • Garnish with a few whole parsley leaves.