another delicious, quick dish for this summer. this is perfect if you want something lighter to accompany grilled black bean burgers or flesh burgers, if that's your thing. i loved this and it just gets better overnight. sadly, the kids didn't agree with my choice of ingredients. they all chowed down the chickpeas and quinoa like champs and returned to me a bowlful of tomatoes. these kids can eat around tomatoes like nobody's business. oh well, i'll keep trying. here's the recipe.
RED QUINOA WITH CHICKPEAS & TOMATOES:
1 cup of red quinoa(uncooked, it will double like rice when it's cooked)
2 cups water to cook quinoa
1 can chickpeas(garbanzo beans) drained
2 medium tomatoes chopped
2 green onions chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 handful cilantro chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
the juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
add quinoa to boiling water and reduce to simmer until water is gone. drain your chickpeas and chop your veggies and herbs. mix olive oil and lemon juice. toss quinoa, veggies, herbs and seasonings in a large bowl. drizzle with lemon olive oil. eat at room temp, preferably outdoors with lots of friends and little tomato-haters.