Quinoa & Black Beans

Quinoa & Black Beans

5 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Stir in your favorite jarred salsa for extra zing. Also good the next day for lunch.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • ½ cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons broth, (or water)
  • ½ cup hot cooked quinoa


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  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion and cook until almost tender. Add beans and broth (or water) to the pan. Cook until heated through. Stir in quinoa.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 160 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 5 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 75 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 113 IU vitamin A; 26 mg vitamin C; 35 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 83 mg sodium; 353 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (43% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, /2 vegetable, ½ lean meat, ½ fat

Reviews 5

October 06, 2016
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By: busgar
I added Homestyle Mango Salsa and it was delicious! I will definitely make this again!
January 08, 2014
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By: susiekew
A good base This recipe is a good base to work with, but is lacking in seasoning. I added approximatley1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp oregano, a couple of drops of hot pepper sauce, and a pinch of salt. If you add the salsa, you may not need to do this. This would be good with some fat free plain yogurt on top, would work as a stuffing for peppers or zucchini, or could go in a wrap or taco as well. Pros: fast, nutritious, versatile, filling Cons: lacks seasoning
December 01, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Nutritious side that tastes great! I will definitely add this side into my rotation. Cooking for diabetics is not always easy. I might make some substitutions to up the GI (less quinoa in the ratio and more veggies), but overall this was quickly put together and tasted fabulous. Pros: Quick, easy, vegetarian, healthy Cons: watch the carbs
September 22, 2010
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By: jenniferdent145
I didn't have salsa, so I added a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. Yummy.
February 24, 2010
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By: thezwomann
This was awesome. It was the perfect side for our meal, and it's an easy way to incorporate beans and whole grains into the same meal. We will definitely make it again.
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