Monday, June 10, 2013

Quinoa with Black Beans and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Calorie Content: 421 calories (4 servings to a recipe)
Cost Per Serving: $2.62

There are a lot of great quinoa recipes out there, and limitless possibilities for flavors.  Last week when I made this, I was looking for something fresh and light that I could eat throughout the week.  I was also trying to save some money, due to an upcoming trip to Formula One racing in Montreal, so I wanted to utilize ingredients I already had on hand.

I came across this recipe, and it serves as a good example of "fixing" leftovers.  I made the recipe as written on the website linked first, did not like it, and then added the additional ingredients to turn it into something new!  I saved money and saved the dish!

There are a lot of ways to reduce cost of this dish, for example, leaving off the avocado (organic ones are costly), stocking up on canned ingredients while on sale, omitting the tomatoes or using salsa instead, or even growing your own herbs.