Meatless Monday is a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns. Their goal is to help reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal and planetary health. Each week I share meatless recipes I've tried from cookbooks and online. You can see past Meatless Monday posts here.
Last week flew by without much time for cooking, so I leaned on quinoa for quick and healthy one-pot dishes. It only takes about 15 minutes to cook a cup of quinoa, and it's full of protein (see Quinoa: A Protein-Packed Alternative to Grains on NYTimes.com).
One night I mixed all the odds and ends in the fridge and cupboards (garbanzos, avocado, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, hard-boiled egg) into the quinoa with some vinaigrette. I like the Barefoot Contessa's vinaigrette recipe.
If you have a little more time, the Quinoa Puttanesca recipe from Appetite for Reduction really doesn't take long, and is delish. You can view it on Post Punk Kitchen.
The Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango from Veganomicon is another good one. You can view the recipe in the Portland Mercury article, "Vegan with a Vegeance: America's Favorite Vegan Cookbook Writer Now Calls Portland Home."
What are some of your favorite quinoa recipes?
All photos by me (: