Quinoa Bean Bowl

This is a really simple recipe - perfect for lunch or dinner! This dish is packed with protein from the beans, peas and quinoa and can be eaten hot or cold! The sauce can be made separately and served with a jacket sweet potato to make a comforting meal or kept in the fridge and served with salad for a warm weather alternative!

Ingredients (serves 2-3)

4 large handfuls of frozen peas
1/2 courgette
1 red onion
1 can of tomatoes
1/2 tin of kidney beans
1/2 tin of cannelloni beans
1/2 tin of sweetcorn
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of ginger paprika
2 tsp of dried mixed herbs (I used rosemary, thyme and basil)

100g of quinoa

Cook the quinoa according to instructions. While that is cooking, finely chop the onion and courgettes and place in a frying pan on a low heat with a few drops of olive oil. Once these start to soften, put the tomato into a saucepan with the cinnamon, herbs and ginger.

When the tomato begins to bubble, add the rest of the ingredients, including the onion and courgette from the pan. Allow the ingredients to heat through (especially the peas). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Drain the quinoa and mix it into the sauce before serving.