Though quinoa is only non-perishable in its uncooked form, this seemed like a reasonable electric-free dinner recipe for pre-cooked quinoa. And even if you were to lose power, it would stay fresh for a while in your refrigerator for a while as long as you don't go around leaving the door open all willy-nilly.
1 cup cooked quinoa (a little over 1/3 cup raw)
1/2 cup chickpeas or other beans, thoroughly cooked
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch basil, stems removed and leaves chopped
Salt & pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1. In a large bowl, whisk together about 2 tbsp olive oil and the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
2. Add quinoa, chickpeas, onion and basil and mix well.
Quote of the Day: Red onions are especially divine. I hold a slice up to the singlight pouring in through the kitchen window, and it glows like a fine piece of antique glass. Cool watery-white with layers delicately edged with imperial purple...strong, humble, peaceful...with that fiery nub of spring green at the center. ~ Mary Hayes Grieco, The Kitchen Mystic