EatinEatOut : Spring 2013
14 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA Combine quinoa and the 1-1/2 cups water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until all the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil on high heat, add green beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until barely tender. Remove from the heat and drain green beans in a colander. Place the colander in the ice water to preserve the beans' bright green colour and stop them from cooking further. Using a sharp knife, cut tomatoes in half and gently squeeze out and discard the seeds. (It is not necessary to remove the skins for this recipe.) Cut tomatoes in 1/2" dice. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, green beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, capers, green onions and basil. Season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice, and sprinkle with pecans. Will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for upto2days.Serves4to6 1 cup quinoa, washed and drained 1-1/2 cups water 3/4 lb green beans, in 1-inch pieces 1/2 lb ripe Roma tomatoes (3 to 4) 1 bell pepper, in 1-inch dice 2 Tbsp capers, rinsed 4 green onions, in 1/2-inch slices 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil 3/4 tsp salt 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 3 Tbsp toasted pecans Quinoa, Green Bean and Tomato Salad serving a globally inspired mix of fresh, local ingredients that truly take casual to a much higher level. I was very excited to hear that Chef Feenie will be bringing his Cactus Club concept to Toronto, opening in 2013. Casual Classics: Everyday Recipes for Family and Friends, Rob's fourth cookbook, features real-life recipes to make everyday meals at home with family not so everyday. The recipes are simple and fresh, bringing together a fusion of avours that is unique and inspiring. Easy to follow, great for the beginner or the pro, making it a staple for any home chef's library. ($29.95) Check out Rob's delicious recipe for Quinoa, Green Bean snd Tomato Salad here, and Asian Sloppy Joes with Cabbage-Cilantro Slaw at www.eatineatout.ca in March.