Southwest Vegan Quinoa and Black Bean

9 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

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1 Onion; Chopped
1 1/2 Tsp Garlic; Minced
3/4 Cup Quinoa; Uncooked
1 Tsp Cumin
1 1/2 Cups Vegetable broth
1/4 Tsp Cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Can Chickpeas (or corn); Drained and rinsed (I use chickpeas to decrease carbs and GMO's)
2-15oz Cans Black beans; Drained and rinsed
1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro; Chopped
1 Ripe avocado; Diced
1/2 Tsp Salt; To taste
Pepper; To taste

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Rinse quinoa in a strainer.

2. Heat a couple tablespoons of Vegetable broth in a large nonstick saucepan. Stir in chopped onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until onion is soft.

3. Add quinoa and the rest of the vegetable broth to the pan. Add cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 min.

4. Stir in lime juice and chickpeas. Heat for approx 5 more minutes until chickpeas are hot.

5. Finally stir in black beans and cilantro. Top with avocado.

6. Serve hot or cold. Store leftovers in refrigerator.


Quinoa will have a bitter taste if not rinsed before preparing.

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This was tasty and nutritious! Ate it cold, with the avocado pieces on top I added a little extra lime and some hot sauce to spice it up a bit. Great recipe!
LydiaFood 1y ago

Good and quick.
terp1993 2y ago

I made this with what I had on hand. .. quinoa, black beans & corn... no avocado. For spices I used garlic and Mrs Dash Caribbean Lime. It was delicious!
shellyclaeys 2y ago

Delicious & filling! I added chopped green onions with the cilantro and topped with avocado and tomatoes! Yum!
Rknight1015 3y ago

Loved this and it's so healthy! I added a little olive oil to keep it moist and did corn as well as chick peas. It was so yummy!
Healthymommy 3y ago

Delicious! And really easy to add whatever you have in your fridge. In my case kale, tomato and mushrooms. Yum!
Ammunro 3y ago

I fixed the corn thing. I use chickpeas now to decrease carbs and use of GMO's and forgot that my pic was of the original recipe. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
kartrinapeterswalker 3y ago

The picture seems to include corn, but the recipe does not. It is very good though!
DavidSarnowski 3y ago

I posted this recipe. One of our family's favorite go-to's.
kartrinapeterswalker 3y ago

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