Whole grains are considered a “free food” on the Health Plus Diet. Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse. It is a great source of manganese, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium. Quinoa has more than 5 grams of fiber per 1 cup serving. Eating at least 25 grams of fiber each day is one of the 10 Principles of the Health Plus diet.
Serves 6-8, can be refrigerated for 4-5 days.
1-15 oz. can of black beans
¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 chipotle in adobo, minced
6 scallions, thinly sliced, roots removed
1 large shallot (entire bulb), julienned
1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
Note: The quinoa can be warm, room temp, or cold when you make the dish. I suggest letting it chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry. Best served room temperature or chilled. Also, scallion roots can be saved in a glass with about 3 inches of water and regrown for multiple uses. Just be sure to rinse the glass, refreshing the water every 2-3 days