Quinoa and Black Beans

Quinoa and Black Beans

Ready in 45 minutes

"Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite."

"This was so fresh and so light - a really great recipe. The pacing of it is also great - sometimes I don't do all my prep before I start, and then I'm frantically trying to chop or tear while the pot bubbles away, but this was a really easy, calm recipe.

The nutritionals seem to be a bit wack - not that that's the poster's fault. This is a Weight Watchers recipe and is an 8 point meal- according to these nutritionals it would be 19 points a serving! "

- JessieEK

Top-ranked recipe named "Quinoa and Black Beans"

4.7 avg, 65 review(s) 95% would make again


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1 teaspoon Vegetable 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; with 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper; to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
2 15-oz cans black beans; rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro; chopped

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



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 and cilantro.


Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes Ready In: 50 Minutes


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This was awesome! I tried it for the first time for a Labor Day cookout and it was a huge hit! Even my husband, who doesn't eat black beans and won't go near quinoa, LOVED it! Like the spicy-ness of the dish as well. Omit the cayenne if you want the kids to eat it. I will definitely be making this again!
MelissaQ22 7 months ago
jlsmith 7 months ago
This is so delicious!!! I uses can corn, but frozen would be better. I used this as a meal, but tomorrow I'm making it for a friend and it'll be a side dish. Super yummy!!
Beckycichos 8 months ago
I made this last weekend. Really great overall recipe. I didn't make any changes except that I only had one can of beans. I generally make the recipes as posted without reading reviews until after. This makes a lot and is very simple. Will be easy to adapt with other add-ins. Really loved this recipe! Thanks for posting!
jackibelfonte 9 months ago
An excellent dish all by itself or greatly improve you tacos and burritos!
Wb48855 9 months ago
This was very good and healthy. We did not finish it the first day and it seemed much better heated up. This will be a definite keeper.
katipolgar-berman 10 months ago
Wasnt as good as I thought it was gunna be. Everyone ended up eating bacon and eggs instead
leashaxox 11 month ago
Fantastic mixture of healthy and delicious foods!
Wb48855 11 month ago
really good- especially with the fresh cilantro! I subbed pinto beans (didnt have black) and let them cook for a few minutes before adding the cilantro.
DaniTT722 11 month ago
Easy and very tasty. Nice combination with chicken quesadillas. I think I will go with freshly cooked black beans next time. Canned were a little mushy and difficult to warm up to temperature of the rest of the mix after adding them room temp.
tfowler13 1 year ago
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