Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans

Yield: 8 servings

Course: Main

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Calories: 182.04 kcal      


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Rinse the quinoa in a strainer. Sometimes it can have a bitter taste on the outside so rinsing gets rid of this.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes or until onion is soft.
  • Add the quinoa and vegetable broth to the pan. Add the cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in lime juice and frozen corn into the pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until corn is heated through.
  • Finally, mix in the black beans and cilantro. Garnish with chopped avocado if desired.
  • Serve hot or cold. Store in refrigerator.

    November 12, 2020 — Simone Gargiulo