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You probably see more Cuban food in places around you. And that's a very, very good thing; their cuisine is delicious. This quinoa bowl may not exactly be straight outta Havana, but it brings the flavors and spirit right into your kitchen. Quinoa and beans are topped with juicy tomatoes and rich avocado, flavored with a zesty lime and cilantro dressing. It all comes together for a meal you'll be glad you didn't embargo. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top.
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You Will Need
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
Meat lovers! Cook proteins in a medium non-stick pan with 2 tsp. olive oil. If using wild-caught salmon, pat dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, skin side up first, over medium heat, until golden brown and salmon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side. If using chicken breasts, pat dry and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook over medium heat until browned and chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side. If using shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until shrimp reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 2-3 minutes per side. Add to quinoa bowl as desired.
Cook the Quinoa
Bring a small pot with quinoa, 1½ cups water, vegetable base, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to a boil over high heat.
Cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until tender, 14-16 minutes.
Remove from burner. Set aside covered.
While quinoa cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients
Zest, halve, and juice lime.
Mince cilantro (no need to stem).
Drain black beans.
Halve avocado and remove pit by carefully tapping pit with the blade of your knife so it sticks. Gently twist knife to release pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Thinly slice.
Stem poblano pepper, seed, halve lengthwise, and slice into ½” strips. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.
Make the Cilantro Vinaigrette
In a mixing bowl, combine lime juice, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, cilantro, 1 tsp. lime zest, half the garlic (reserve remaining for black beans), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.
Cook the Black Beans
Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and remaining garlic to hot pan. Stir until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.
Add poblano pepper and stir occasionally until softened, 3-5 minutes.
Add black beans, ¼ cup water, seasoning blend, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low. Cover, and stir occasionally until heated through, 4-5 minutes.
Remove from burner.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing quinoa in a bowl and topping with black bean mixture, avocado, and tomatoes. Drizzle vinaigrette over bowl. Bon appétit!
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