Yummy Vegan Recipe- Quinoa with Black Beans and Cilantro

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Posted by Jess at 3:48 PM
Happy Saturday All!

Tonight I decided to make one of my favorite summer time meals. It is so delicious and cooling for when it is sweltering outside!

One of the important lifestyle changes that needs to be made when diagnosed with Cancer is your diet! There are more and more studies showing the benefits of a vegan diet when it comes to staying cancer free. Studies are showing that cancer feeds off of animal protein, dairy, high fats, and sugar. So trying to eat a plant based diet rich in organic whole foods, is your best bet! So if you are someone living with cancer currently or a survivor. Check out the website www.forksoverknives.com, a great movie with lots of great information on how to stay healthy, possibly even reversing your cancer with diet and exercise. (disclaimer: I am not a doctor, just sharing information I have read and seen in the film) So thought I would share this delicious recipe with you all. Hope you enjoy! Let me know what your taste buds think! :)

Quinoa with Black Beans and Cilantro

2 cups quinoa
3 1/2 cups water
1 cup cilantro, chopped
5 green onions, sliced
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 small red bell pepper, diced small
2 cups cooked black beans

1/4 cup extra virgin organic olive oil
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice(4 limes)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt

1. Place quinoa and water in a medium pot. (rinse quinoa first) Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. cover, and let simmer for about 20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed.
2. Remove cooked quinoa from pot, place in a a large bowl, let cool.
3. Combine olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and sea salt in a small bowl. Whisk together and pour over cooled quinoa. Toss well with a fork.
4. Add cilantro, green onions, jalapeno pepper, red bell pepper, and black beans and toss again.

Use organic ingredients for the best health benefits.

Great with chips, or in burritos, or as tacos!

Expect more great Vegan Recipes to come!!