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Quinoa and Black Bean Bliss

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars

"This is so easy and fast to make, and tastes amazing! Even my carnivorous boyfriend loves it. Serve cold as a mid-day salad, as a side dish, or serve warm as the main course. The thing I love most about this meal is its versatility. This is how I usually make it, but I just came up with it one day when wanting a quinoa, black bean, and corn recipe. Feel free to change to suit your preferences! I make it cheater-style with salsa, but it can easily be made with fresh or cooked veggies of your choice. It can be a cool summer salad, or a hearty warm winter dinner by the fire. This is the first of my recipes that I have shared."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 443 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix black beans and corn kernels in a large bowl; add cooked quinoa and stir. Spoon quinoa mixture into 4 bowls; top each with salsa and avocado.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 443 calories; 17.2 g fat; 64.3 g carbohydrates; 16.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1982 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Doesn't get much easier than this! Very tasty and healthy. I used jarred salsa and cut the amount to about 12 oz. I also added fresh cilantro. It tasted a tad salty, but that could be remedi...

Most helpful critical review

Very healthy but a bit bland. Cumin with the quinoa helps bring out the flavor.

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Doesn't get much easier than this! Very tasty and healthy. I used jarred salsa and cut the amount to about 12 oz. I also added fresh cilantro. It tasted a tad salty, but that could be remedi...

Added some chopped tomatoes. Delicious!

This was delicious, healthy, and probably the easiest dinner I've ever made! Thanks for sharing!

It is really good. I forgot about the cumin recommendation, but thought it was really good even so. Probably depends on the type of salsa you use. I will make this a lot--and probably add chicke...

REALLY good, healthy and filling. I did use chicken broth (low sodium/fat free) instead of water and red quinoa. Instead of fresh corn I used a can of sweet kernel corn. I made some fresh salsa ...

Easy and delicious! I added the juice of a lime, some cumin, and fresh cilantro,

I've been trying a lot of different quinoa recipes while experimenting with quinoa so far this has been the best one it came out so delicious! Thanks for posting your recipe Jen!

Super easy recipe. I like that there aren't a lot of ingredients. I added a little cumin, as one reviewer suggested. I only had frozen corn and used one cup, adding that to the quinoa when it wa...

Very healthy but a bit bland. Cumin with the quinoa helps bring out the flavor.