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Backpacker Magazine – May 2012

Recipe: Quinoa Taco Salad

Gourmet Southwestern salad, perfect for that light afternoon meal.

by: Ellie Levitt

Quinoa Taco Salad (Photo by: Justin Bailie)
Quinoa Taco Salad (Photo by: Justin Bailie)

INGREDIENTS
1 cup quinoa
1⁄2 red onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
1 tomato, diced
1 cup instant brown rice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup cheddar cheese, sliced or grated
1 avocado, diced (optional)
Salt and pepper

AT HOME
Rinse quinoa well and air dry thoroughly, then pack in a zip-top bag. Combine onion, peppers, and garlic in a second zip-top bag and combine beans and tomatoes in a third.

IN CAMP
Bring 2 1⁄2 cups of water to a boil and stir in quinoa and rice. Return to boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for five to 10 minutes, until water is absorbed. Set aside. Saute the onion, pepper, and garlic in oil until onions are soft. Stir in beans, tomato, and the quinoa and rice mixture. Divide into bowls and top with cheese, avocado, and salt and pepper to taste.

Prep time 3 min
Cook time 10 min
Price $2.36
Weight 7.4 oz.
Serves 4
Calories 455
Fat 18 g
Carbs 54 g
Protein 21 g



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Aug 27, 2012

Made this this weekend and it was delicious, but I think it would be enough food for 5 people to fill themselves up. There seemed to be a lot of quinoa in proportion to the rest of the ingredients but good nonetheless.

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It is amazing that the nutrition information is identical for the two recipes. Which is correct and can you provide the revised information?
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