Recipe: Mexican Tempeh Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

• 1 cup quinoa

• 2 cups water

• 1 tbsp. olive oil

• 1/2 onion, chopped

• 1 red pepper, diced

• 1 (8-oz.) package tempeh, diced into bite-size pieces

• 1 cup salsa

• Juice from one lime

• 1 tsp. cumin

• 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• 1/4 tsp. pepper

• 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed

• 1 cup fresh corn

• 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

• 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

• Salt and pepper, to taste

• 1 avocado, diced

Directions

1. Place the quinoa and water in a covered pot on high heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.

2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the tempeh. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, and add the chopped onion. Cook for 5 minutes.

3. Add the diced red pepper, tempeh, salsa, lime juice, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper.

4. Cook the tempeh mixture, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes.

5. Once the quinoa and tempeh are cooked, pour both into a glass bowl and mix together. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, and a little salt and pepper, and mix well. Serve and top with a few pieces of diced avocado.

6. Enjoy as is, or use as a delicious filling for burritos.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Cook Time: 45 mins.

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As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.