Indian-Spiced Yellow Wax Beans with Black Quinoa


Many of us are looking for more ways to add grains to our diet. Here is a quick and easy recipe using yellow wax beans and black quinoa. Shared on Pinterest by Bev Weidner, this recipe can be found on the website tastykitchen.com.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
1 cup Black Quinoa
1/2 pound Yellow Wax Beans
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 whole Small Sweet Onion, Sliced
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoons Cayenne
Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Slivered Almonds, Toasted
2 whole Basil Leaves, Thinly Sliced
Directions:
1. Cook the quinoa in enough water until they open up like little spirals.  Add more water as needed.
2. Bring another pot of salted water to a boil and add the beans. Cook for 2 minutes, until crisp-tender. Drain and throw into an ice bath to stop the cooking.
3. Bring the oil to a medium-high heat in a skillet. Add the onions and saute until slightly softened, 5 minutes.
4. Add the garlic, turmeric and cayenne. Bloom the spices another minute.
5.  Add the blanched beans, and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and cook about 1 more minute.
6. Serve beans over a helping of the black quinoa and garnish with almonds and slivered basil.

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