Red Bean Quinoa

Protein in a delicious, colorful bowl. Beans are cheap and nutritional powerhouses, so this is a superstar bowl you have here.


1 cup rinsed kidney beans

1 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 cup sautéed mushrooms, any kind

1 cup spinach

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon Romano or Parmesan

1 teaspoon olive oil

Freshly cracked black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried basil


Saute kidney beans with olive oil and minced garlic, until cooked through,about five minutes on medium heat. Add spinach leaves and cooked quinoa to mixture. Add mushrooms and dried basil and cook through, about another five minutes. Add vegetable broth if you want the additional home cooked flavor. This also makes the dish less oily because you are basically wet sauté-ing the dish. Top with black pepper and cheese if desired.





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