This night, we were supposed to be having pork tenderloin. However, I realized at about 4:00 that it hadn’t thawed all the way in the fridge as I had expected. So, I looked around the kitchen, thought about what I had, and threw these things together to make a nice, easy dinner. It turned out great in my mind, even though this style of meal isn’t my husband’s favorite.
Tomato Quinoa Black Bean Salad
1 c. quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 c. fresh tomatoes, chopped
4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
6 Tbsp. olive oil
Cook the quinoa to package directions. Set aside and allow to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine quinoa, black beans, shallots, and tomatoes. Pour dressing over the top and stir well.
On each plate, place some arugula and cucumber. Put a scoop of the quinoa mixture over the top. Enjoy!
Husband Rating: 5 out of 10