Wednesday, September 28, 2011

~ Quinoa and Black Beans ~

Another use for Quinoa!  I love it and this is really pretty healthy.  It can be used as a salad or a side dish, served warm or cold. 

      1 tsp vegetable or olive oil
      1 onion, chopped (purple onion adds color)
      3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
      3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
      1 1/2 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken broth)
      1 tsp ground cumin
      1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
      salt and pepper to taste
      1 cup frozen corn kernels
      2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
     1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
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.              
Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

You can add other ingredients such as green chilies, bell pepper, chopped chicken and garnish if you choose with avocado and sour cream.

I'm joining ~


  1. Yum, it looks wonderful. I love stuff like this!! At least I feel like I'm eating Healthy! Thanks for sharing this, I am going to print it off right now!!

  2. Just pinned this! I've been wanting to try quinoa. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. I bet this would be so good with the roasted corn from Trader Joe's. I'm going to have to try it, thanks! Off to see what else you are cooking up :-)

  4. I love quinoa! I'm always looking for new way to use it, and this looks like a winner! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. Also, this will be perfect for my Hatch chilies that are hanging out in the freezer!

  6. Oh boy that looks really delicious. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!


  7. I have some sitting here that I have been wondering what to do with I know. This is one I will try! xo Diana

  8. This sounds so good and healthy, I have all ingredients except quinoa! xo

  9. Looks delicious! I love quinoa!

  10. First time here..Glad I reached here..Following you right away...This looks delicious..Love it anytime of the week…Totally yummy..Thanks for sharing it dear…Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…


  11. YUM! I love quinoa, I get such a burst of energy from eating it! This looks fabulous, I will try it soon! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. This looks good Pat...I love black beans! :D

  13. Just got a bag of red quinoa and your recipe sounds really delicious.

  14. This is a fantastic combination, Pat. It's so healthy for you and yet still tastes delicious! I think I have everything to make this. Yum!

  15. This one needs to be printed.. my favorite kind of food!
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. I just made this exact thing this week and it as awesome! I put the leftovers on an omelette this morning and love it.

  17. Hi Pat,
    You al really got some storms over there last night, hope you don't have any trees down. Your salad looks so healthy and delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. I only have one recipe that uses quinoa, so I'm glad to see something else to do with it. I like it, but I've never used it much. I'll try this!

  19. Thanks for sharing your receipe. This looks wonderful!

    I'm delighted you linked to Potpourri Friday. You are appreciated and I hope to see you again this week!

  20. This looks so yummy,Pat! I am bookmarking all your delish recipes...including that delicious apple-pie.You are a wonderful cook! Thank you for sharing these easy and delicious recipes with us. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to leave me such sweet notes and emails. A pleasure meeting you.Happy Week!Hugs~Poppy


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