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Quinoa.  The chills that words gives me!  The more I read about this delicious treat, the more I want to eat of it.

I found this recipe from Quick- Fix Vegan .  It sounded fun.  Can a dish sound fun?  Well, if they can this is one!

Tropical Quinoa and Black Beans

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Here is the ‘stuff’: quinoa, mango, olive oil, onion,  red bell pepper, giner, garlic, thyme, cumin, allspice, coriander, cayenne, black beans

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While the quinoa is cooking in salted water for about 15 to 20 minutes, chop  up the onion, pepper.  Saute the onion and pepper in the oil until tender.

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Add the spices and garlic to the onion and pepper.

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Add the beans to the onion mixture.

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Next, toss in the quinoa.  Mix well.

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Finally add the chopped mango pieces.

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Then, YUM!  This was so good.  A little fiesta for dinner.  I will be making this again.  It is perfect for Spring and Summer.  Most of the time was spent chopping.  However, with some good music, this task will go by quickly!

The recipe:

Tropical Quinoa and Black Beans

1 c. quinoa, well rinsed

1 ripe mango, diced

1 TBSP olive oil

1 onion, minced

1/2 red bell pepper, minced

2 tsp grated fresh ginger

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp coriander

1/8 tsp cayenne

1 15 oz can drained and rinsed black beans

salt and pepper  to taste

1.  Cook the quinoa in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender. (15 to 20 minutes).  Set aside.

2.  Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and pepper.  Cook until tender.

3.  Add spices and cook for another minutes stirring.

4.  Add beans and quinoa.  Stir.

5. Add diced mango.  Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.  Let the juices mingle together.

6.  Serve!  Enjoy!

I will be looking for more quinoa recipes.  It is good stuff!

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