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Black Beans and Tomato Quinoa Recipe

Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa Recipe

Packed with protein and fiber, this highly nutritious and healthy black bean and tomato quinoa recipe, combined with veggies is perfect to make for busy weeknights!

Black Beans and Tomato Quinoa Recipe with Avocado

We love quinoa for all the health benefits it has to offer. It is an awesome source of fiber and protein. Tofu and quinoa are part of meals in your family.

Add your favorite veggies like black beans, soy bean, corn, green pepper, avocado and you have a plate full of nutritional goodness.

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When cooking quinoa, always give it a good rinse. Reason being quinoa is covered with natural coating called saponin. If not removed, it can make quinoa taste bitter or soapy.

Super Healthy Quinoa with Black Bean and Tomatoes Recipe

To rinse it properly, soak it in a bowl for sometime. You will see the water getting cloudy. Give it a good stir. Drain that water out and soak the quinoa with fresh water again. Stir.

Repeat for another 2 – 3 times or until the water is clear.

Related: Tofu Peas Masala Mix (Vegan)

You can also use a really fine strainer to drain the quinoa under the water. Drain water until you see it getting clear.

Basically rinse your quinoa real good before cooking – even if it is pre rinsed.

This quick and easy dinner was gone too fast. My kiddo loves it and we cook it pretty frequently. I’m sure you will too, once you cook it once!

Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa Recipe

Recipe by SamCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

Packed with protein and fiber, this highly nutritious and healthy black bean and tomato quinoa recipe, combined with veggies is perfect to make for busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped

  • 1/2 Onion small, chopped

  • 1 cup Quinoa, uncooked

  • 1 Tomato small, chopped

  • 1/2 cup Corn, canned

  • 1/2 cup Black Beans

  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

  • 1/8 tsp Salt or to your taste

  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

  • 1 Avocado medium

  • 1 Lime medium

  • 10 Cilantro Leaves, chopped

  • 2.5 cup Cold Water

  • 1/2 cup Green Peas, optional

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet on a medium heat. Add onions. Let cook for 30 seconds or until golden brown. Add cumin seeds. Cook for another 20 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add garlic. Cook for 20 seconds or until golden brown. Add salt and turmeric powder. Stir with wooden spatula for let cook for another 20 seconds.
  • Add tomatoes. Cook for 30 seconds or until tomatoes become mushy and a gravy forms. Add black beans, corn and peas. Stir for 20 seconds.
  • Add water. Stir a few times. Cover with lid. Let it cook for 20 minutes on low heat or until fully cooked.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle lime juice. Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve in bowls. Top each quinoa serving with fresh chopped avocado.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • We were asked by many readers if we could make this recipe with different ingredients, so this video has quinoa recipe is made with mixed vegetables instead of only black beans and tomatoes. You can add as any or as little ingredients as you like.
  • When cooking quinoa, always give it a good rinse. It is covered with natural coating called saponin. If not removed, it can make quinoa taste bitter or soapy.
  • To rinse it properly, soak it in a bowl for sometime. You will see the water getting cloudy. Give it a good stir. Drain that water out and soak the quinoa with fresh water again. Stir. Repeat for another 2 – 3 times or until the water is clear.
Quinoa with Black Beans and Tomatoes
Super Healthy Quinoa with Black Bean and Tomatoes Recipe

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