The Dish from Cafe Cusco

Gluten-Free & Vegan Recipes
The Dish from Cafe Cusco
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Food preferences and intolerances can develop during pregnancy, and, if breastfeeding, it’s important to stay attuned with how your diet may be affecting your baby’s tummy. Whatever the reason you decide to abstain from gluten or animal products, look no further than our own stomping grounds for gourmet tastes. These recipes from Cafe Cusco, a quaint and fun cafe on Historic Commercial Street with a menu full of healthy recipes inspired by the cuisine of Peru and the Andes Mountains, are catered to those going gluten-free and choosing a vegan lifestyle.

Vegan Bean & Quinoa

Vegan Bean & Quinoa

Yield: 10 servings; 1 cup size

  • 4 TBS light olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 TBS granulated garlic
  • 2 TBS sea salt
  • 1/2 TSP black pepper
  • 1 TBS cumin
  • 1 TBS oregano
  • 1 TBS poultry seasoning (thyme, rosemary, sage)

Optional – 1/2 tsp aji Amarillo paste (Peruvian yellow pepper) for spicy

  • In a large sauce pan, cook the ingredients listed above on medium-low heat until tender
  • Add 6 cups of water
  • Add 1/4 cup quinoa
  • Add two cans of great northern beans
  • Bring soup to a boil, then simmer until quinoa begins to sprout
  • Return to low temperature and add one can pureed northern beans
  • Simmer for 15 minutes while stirring on low heat
El Triple Sandwich

El Triple Sandwich

  • 3 slices of bread
  • egg salad
  • avocado
  • black olives
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomato
  • Layer the sandwich like a double-decker club
  • On the first layer, spread your egg salad of choice
  • Top the egg salad with sliced olives
  • On the second layer, fan out your sliced avocado, lettuce and tomato
Cafe Cusco

Cafe Cusco

Address: 234 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO, 65803




Phone: (417) 868-8088

View Cafe Cusco’s menu

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