Quinoa is seriously one of my favorite things and it pains me when people refer to it as “boring”. But then I think back to the first time I made it. I simmered it in hot water (because I didn’t know any better) and yeah. That… was pretty humdrum.
Luckily it was nothing some flavorful broth and a few spices couldn’t fix. Ever since that one muck up, I’d like to believe that my quinoa is far from a snore ;)
Whether you’re a newbie with this grain, or simply a skeptic with a few bad experiences under your belt, I’m confident this quinoa and black bean salad will change your mind. It’s chockfull of healthy goodies and fantastic textures, and it’s tossed in a smokey chipotle vinaigrette—one that always leaves me drizzling it over everything I eat for dayyyys.