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This is a very straightforward, delicious, and healthy dish. I served it as a side dish with salmon and it worked great. Quinoa is a favorite of mine.
Yummy and easy! Because at least one member of our family is currently a practicing vegetarian, we skipped the bacon. One of us decided upon tasting that a handful of golden raisins was the finishing touch this recipe needed. Another tossed in some roasted cashews. We all thought that more corn and lima beans could have comfortably been added… 3/4 cup or maybe even a full cup of each.
Oh man, what a great idea – I bet you could do something like a quinoa jambalaya that way too!
This was an amazing dish! Very tasty! I used fresh corn, straight off the Cobb, home grown tomatoes and canned Lima beans. I personally feel that limas are terribly underrated. I think this would work to make and freeze. Next time I’ll experiment leaving out the bacon and chicken stock for my vegetarian daughter.
Great recipe! Always looking for new uses for Quinoa. If you can get your hands on some roasted frozen corn from Trader Joe’s, use that. Or roast your own. Smokey corn adds to the flavor of the bacon… Mmmm bacon.
I have a quick question…. are the lima beans already cooked (canned) or dry? Thank you, I can’t wait to make this!
The lima beans I used in this recipe are frozen, which means they were fresh, then blanched, then frozen. They still need to be cooked, but they are not dry.
Tried this the other night. Had to use red quinoa because of availability, and I threw in extra lima beans because I love ’em. Absolutely loved this dish. It’s going to have a spot in our favorites rotation.Matter of fact, I have the leftovers of this prepared for my lunch today – tossed in chunks of the smoked pork loin we had with it and transformed it into a kind of jambalaya. Can’t wait to dig in!
If you want to take this up a notch, sprinkle with chipotle tabasco to serve! you said!!!!!! I did…. and what a wonderful dish this was. Of course those who don’t like it on a spicy side, I must say it does not make it very spicy since one only adds the amount they like but oh boy the flavor is fantastic.
Thank you for the nice recipe.
can i add chicken cubes to it ? or sliced hot dogs? i love to have meet n my meal
Of course you can. Or just serve it as a side to chicken, which is what I do.
This looks delicious, but I’m Vegan. What would be a good substitute for the bacon?
Just skip the bacon and use olive oil (use a Tbsp of oil in place of the bacon). Skip the butter too and do the same.
I think I may add calamata olives to replace the saltiness one gets from bacon.