Quinoa Deliciousness

So, I have a confession. I had never had quinoa before until a couple days ago.  I had bought some recently to try, but never used it… until we had way too many cucumbers in the house.

I was researching what else you can do with cucumbers, and I found out you can actually cook them and they taste amazing. So then I had to come up with an idea on what to eat with cooked cucumbers. The light bulb went off: quinoa, of course! So, this recipe was born:

Ingredients

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 large tomato

1 large cucumber, or 2 medium

1.5 cups uncooked quinoa

*Feel free to add more tomato, cucumber, or other vegetable to your liking!

Directions

  1. Brown beef with Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and seasoned salt.
  2. Chop the cucumber into small pieces. Saute with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  3. Rinse the quinoa. Place in pot with 3 cups of water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it so as not to burn it.
  4. Slice the tomato.
  5. Heat the cucumber, beef and tomato together, just until warm.
  6. Fluff the quinoa, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Mix beef mixture into the quinoa and serve.

Serves about 4 adults, as long as they aren’t crazy greedy. 🙂

quinoa

So, this made a pretty good size pot. Yeah, we ate it all. I am not sure who liked it more – me or Jad. It was heavenly, seriously. Try it and let me know what you think.

 

Thank you for sharing!

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