It's some of our favorites in a whole new way. Cowboy caviar quinoa and honey mustard bacon brats are waiting to be on your dinner table! ohsweetbasil.com

Cowboy Caviar Quinoa

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10
It's some of our favorites in a whole new way. Cowboy caviar quinoa is a mashup of the classic cowboy caviar salsa and a healthy quinoa side.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Quinoa rinsed
  • 2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn defrosted
  • 1 Can diced italian or Mexican style tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 Purple Onion diced
  • 1 Can black-eyed Peas drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Small Avocados diced
  • ½ Bunch Cilantro

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 Cup Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Bertolli White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice fresh
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a pot over medium high heat, add the chicken broth and quinoa.
  • Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer.
  • Place the lid on the pot and simmer according to package directions.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, allow to sit for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork.
  • Season with a pinch or two of salt and set aside to cool.
  • Once the quinoa is cool, add the remaining ingredients and dressing and fold everything together.
  • Chill for up to 30 minutes and serve.
  • For the dressing
  • Whisk together all of the ingredients and set aside.
Nutrition Facts
Cowboy Caviar Quinoa
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 267IU5%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.