1 cup Quinoa
1 cup boiled black beans ( soaked for 5-6 hours and boiled)
1/4th cup sliced almonds and walnuts
1/4th cup dried cranberries
salt as per taste
1tsp cinnamon powder
black pepper to taste
cumin powder 1tsp
1 bay leaf
1cup chopped bell peppers
1 cucumber peeled and chopped
cherry tomatoes or a medium size tomato chopped
around 2tblsp chopped spring onions
Heat a pan on medium heat. Slight toast the almonds and walnuts till golden. Add the quinoa and toast a few more minutes till brown in color. Now add 2 cups of water to it. Adjust salt, Add cumin powder, cinnamon powder, bay leaf, dried cranberries. Cover and cook for 15-20 min till the quinoa is tender but still chewy and white spiral-like threads appear around each grain. Now mix the black beans..mix well. let it cool.
In a serving bowl add chopped bell peppers, tomato, cucumbers, green onions sprinkle some black pepper and at last add 1tsp EVOO..mix well and Enjoy....