Quinoa with Black Beans

5 Sep

I LOVE this stuff!!!  This is a great recipe if you are trying quinoa for the first time.

AND this is what I ate for breakfast the morning of my first triathlon (Yes, it’s THAT good!)


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in 1/2
1 chopped Avocado


1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans.
4. I always leave the tomatoes, avocado, and the cilantro on the side so they can be mixed in each serving individually. That way, if there is some leftover I think it stores better.

*** This is even good cold! Love to make extra for my lunch the next day.


One Response to “Quinoa with Black Beans”


  1. Quinoa | Crunchy Mel - September 6, 2013

    […] See my favorite Quinoa Recipe, Quinoa & Black Beans HERE […]

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