Mexican Quinoa Casserole

A delicious, plant-based recipe with a little zest!

Ingredients:

• 3 cups of cooked quinoa 
• 1 yellow onion, chopped
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 ½ cups salsa, divided
• 3 scallions, chopped
• 1 cup frozen corn
• 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
• ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
• 1 lime, juiced
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp chili powder 
• ¼ tsp salt 
• ¼ tsp pepper

Directions:

1 In a sauté pan sauté the chopped yellow onion and minced garlic in ½ cup of vegetable broth or water for 5 minutes.
2 In a large bowl put in cooked quinoa, salsa, scallions, corn, black beans, cilantro, lime juice, sautéed onion and garlic, and spices. Stir well to combine.
3 Dump mixture into 8x8 pan. Use the last ½ cup of salsa and spread evenly on top of mixture.
4 Place in 350° degree oven uncovered and bake for 40 minutes.