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“I made a bunch of red quinoa the other day and now I am looking to find yummy ways to use it up. I found a handful of recipes online, but they were all salad-ish with vinegar and that's not what I wanted. I wanted something warm and comforting, yet flavorful and healthy. This was the result of my cooking experiment and it is delish! You could also feel free to serve it in a wrap with some lettuce or use it as a side dish. If you don't have limes, a little sour cream on top will give the dish that same tang. Diced avocado or sliced radish would be great as toppers too.”

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the garlic, red pepper, and green onion and cook until the pepper softens, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the quinoa, beans, taco seasoning, oregano, cumin and salsa.
  4. Add water to thin it out if it is too thick/sticky (this depends on if you use a runny salsa or a thick and chunky one).
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes more to warm up the additional ingredients.
  7. Serve hot in a bowl, topped with black olives, green onion and a lime wedge.
  8. Make sure you tell everyone to squeeze the lime over the quinoa as this really finishes off the dish and boosts the flavors.

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