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Salsa'd Quinoa

This recipe is quick to prep and will make your home smell delicious. Feel free to make additions or substitutions as desired—diced bell peppers would be a delicious alternative to corn if you don't have any—but be sure to maintain the same liquid-to-quinoa ratio. 

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  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed

  • 1 16-oz jar mild salsa

  • 1 15-oz can tomato sauce

  • ½ c water

  • 1 c dry quinoa

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 c frozen corn

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1-2 Tbsp lime juice

  • Shredded cheese

  • Sour cream


  1. Combine all ingredients except lime juice, shredded cheese and sour cream in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 2 ½–3 hours, or until all quinoa has popped.
  3. Add lime juice (to taste).
  4. Serve topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.