1 cup of dried quinoa
1 ½ cup of water
½ pound of green beans, trimmed
2 tbsp olive oil
½ yellow onion, seeded and diced
1 garlic cloves, minced
1 10 ounce package frozen lima beans, defrosted (or equivalent amount of fresh)
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
2 tsp lemon juice
¼ cup of basil, coarsely chopped
1. Combine water and quinoa in a small pot. Bring to boil with the lid on, and reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff quinoa with a fork.
2. Bring salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp but tender, about 4 minutes.
3. Heat oil in skillet; add onion and garlic. Sauté 2-3 minutes. Add lima beans, corn, and bell pepper. Sauté 2-3 minutes more.
4. Combine veggies with green beans and quinoa in a bowl. Add lemon juice, pepper, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.