This Quinoa Fiesta Bowl makes a great meatless meal, side dish, or salad. I like to eat it warm, combining the ingredients right after the quinoa has cooled down just a bit once cooked. It is also nice to enjoy as a chilled salad. If you plan to serve it chilled, keep the cooked quinoa and other ingredients stored separately in the refrigerator. Then combine the ingredients and toss with the dressing just before serving. As an entree this recipe will serve 2-3 and as a side dish it serves 6.
Place quinoa and 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Place the chopped pepper in a medium bowl.
Add the tomato to the pepper.
Cut each half lengthwise and crosswise to the skin.
When quinoa is done cooking allow to cool for a few minutes until warm and add to the other ingredients.
1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cumin and add to the bowl.