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4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Mexican Style Quinoa and Black Beans

A yummy, healthy main dish with black beans and quinoa.



  1. Rinse raw quinoa in cold water. Use a coffee filter so the seeds do not slip through a sieve.
  2. Put a cup rinsed quinoa and 1 and 1/2 cups water in pot. Bring to a boil and lower heat. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes.
  3. Chop all vegetables and place in glass bowl.
  4. Add olive oil and canned tomatoes.
  5. Blend quinoa with the mixture and add cumin.
  6. Squeeze lime into mixture. Garnish with cilantro.
  7. Let chill until mixture has "set" (about 10-15 minutes).
  8. Eat and enjoy!
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This was really amazing, i totally loved this dish and it was sooo so good. My kids loved it too, its safe to say we didnt have any leftovers ;)
26 May 14 by member: peaproteinpowder
I made this,but I used amlbur's advice and sauteed the veggies. I added them to warm black beans, then mixed that in the quinoa. stirred in the cumin, tomatoes and cilantro and ate it warm. It was delicious.
21 Jun 11 by member: sherriep
I liked this very much. Like many of the others, I tried my own variations. Instead of the tomatoes I used Ortega Taco Sauce to try to give it a little spice. I also used vegetable stock to cook the quinoa and sauteed the veggies in olive oil separately, then stirred everything together. I will definitely make this again.
19 Jan 11 by member: amlbur
Tried this last night. It was a big hit - though I want to try it next time with some of the changes suggested in the comments to spice it up even more.
17 Jan 11 by member: Nimm
I made this recipe today, it is awesome, cannot wait to share this with others. I did use a whole cup of cilantro
03 Jan 11 by member: blaineo
Me gusto :D I made it but instead of water I used reduced sodium chicken broth and insted of red onion I used white and instead of green bell peper I used red . I also added sliced jalapenos !yummmmm ... I think next time I make it I won't add the olive oil. I don't see the point of it but we wil see . OH and EXTRA LIME :)
08 Dec 10 by member: vanessa896
Really good. I added a chopped red chili pepper and a little salt. I decided I wanted it warm - so I nuked my portion before eating and then added more lime. Delicious. An avocado would make it even better.
06 Dec 10 by member: Z'sMama
This is DELICIOUS! I do think it will be even better if I go with sur365's adjustments tho. First time trying quinoa & I'm so glad I found this great recipe to try it in.
23 Nov 10 by member: kstubblefield
This was really good. Made a few adjustments though. Used veggie broth to cook the quinoa and replaced the green pepper w/fresh jalapenos.
25 Oct 10 by member: sur365
Yum! One of my favorite recipes EVER and i do a lot of cooking! It's so easy to make, it's inexpensive to prepare and it's so filling. I usually combine it with an avocado, although it does raise the calorie count. However, it's just too delicious to make the calorie count the reason i don't eat it!!!
30 Sep 10 by member: santaria
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Nutrition summary:

There are 378 calories in 1 serving of Mexican Style Quinoa and Black Beans.
Calorie break-down: 16% fat, 67% carbs, 17% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin D
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
of RDI*
(378 calories)
19% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (67%)
Fat (16%)
Protein (17%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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