Last night I opened Wayfare‘s Mexi Cheddar “We Can’t Say It’s Cheese” spread. I’ve tried all three flavors now (the other two are cheddar & hickory cheddar) from the big ol’ box they sent me. The flavors are only mildly different, this one seemed to have a hint of cumin but I couldn’t place the other seasonings. I knew it would be a good creamy base that just needed a little kick. So…
Cook about 1 C chopped onion and three cloves of garlic in 2 – 3 tablespoons of olive oil, with pepper to taste, over medium heat until onions are clear.
Add 1/2 C quinoa,
and one cup of water. Cook according to instructions (on my box: bring to a boil, cover and simmer until water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes).
When the quinoa is done,
add one large tomato, chopped. You can peel yours, I didn’t feel like it. Add salt to taste and a couple shakes of cumin, cover and let cook on low for about 5 minutes so tomatoes will soften a little.
Add Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to taste. I used about 20 shakes.
Add 3 heaping tablespoons and stir.
Top with a little more Frank’s. Nutritional yeast optional, but highly recommended. This made two large servings, both of which I ate myself 🙂