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Tex-Mex Black Bean & Quinoa Bowl

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Skip the tortillas and layer your taco fillings onto protein-rich quinoa in this healthy vegetarian bowl dinner recipe. Top with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and a splash of your favorite hot sauce.”

Ingredients

    • 1½ cups water
    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus 2 teaspoons, divided
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    • 4½ cups very thinly sliced cabbage (about ¼ medium head)
    • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
    • 1 medium poblano pepper, chopped
    • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
    • 2 teaspoons chili powder
    • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    • ½ cup salsa

Directions

  • 1 Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in cumin. Partially cover and set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, whisk 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cabbage and onion; toss to coat.
  • 3 Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add poblano and cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in beans and chili powder; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  • 4 To serve, layer in each bowl: ¾ cup quinoa, ½ cup bean mixture and ¼ cup cheese. Top each portion with ¾ cup cabbage salad and 2 tablespoons salsa.
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