Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped fresh mango
1/2 to 1 cup garbanzo beans drained and rinsed (Chickpeas)
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green onions
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a small saucepan combine quinoa with the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once it boils reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool completely. You can set it in the refrigerator to speed the cooling.
While the quinoa is cooling prepare the rest of the ingredients. I left the amounts of beans and green onion to your discretion. We enjoy green onion so I added the full 1/2 cup. Mix together all these ingredients with the cooled quinoa and enjoy as a side dish or a meal. You can easily make this a vegetarian dish by cooking the quinoa with water or vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock.