My mom used to make a recipe similar to this when I was growing up. I think instead of quinoa it might have been brown rice though, obviously, because quinoa is now the trendy thing to eat. And no one had heard of it until about 2 years ago. And now I put it on my face at night as a cleansing mask. Just kidding :) I wish I had a badass story to go along with this but I just got back from a mega long run and I think I just might take a nap instead. Happy Wednesday!
Warm Sesame Green Bean and Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa, cooked
3 cups green beans
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon chili paste
In a large bowl combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, honey, and chili paste. Whisk to combine and set aside.
Place trimmed green beans in a steamer basket and place over boiling water. Steam for 3-4 minutes until barely tender. Drain and add to bowl with dressing, along with cooked quinoa. Toss to coat. This salad is best when served warm, but not hot.