Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mini Southwest Quinoa Quesadillas

My kids ate this up. And, I have a 5 year old that doesn't like quinoa. So, finding a way for her to like quinoa has been a goal of mine for a while. Success! These were so yummy that I ate way too much. Love it. 

2 cups of quinoa
4 cups chicken broth (can sub veggie broth)
juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 can of corn (rinsed and drained)
1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
salt to taste

Rinse quinoa and drain. In a large saucepan boil quinoa in chicken broth. Reduce heat when it comes to a full boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Add remaining ingredients. 

Spoon quinoa mixture into small corn tortillas and top with monterey jack cheese. Grill in a saucepan with a small amount of butter (or non-stick spray of choice) for 4-5 minutes on medium until tortilla is lightly browned and cheese has melted. Cut into small triangles and serve.

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