Black Bean-Quinoa Bowl


This black bean and quinoa bowl has many of the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, minus the fried bowl. We've loaded it up with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and avocado plus an easy hummus dressing to drizzle on top.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 cups


  • ¾ cup canned black beans, rinsed

  • cup cooked quinoa

  • ¼ cup hummus

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ medium avocado, diced

  • 3 tablespoons pico de gallo

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine beans and quinoa in a bowl. Stir hummus and lime juice together in a small bowl; thin with water to desired consistency. Drizzle the hummus dressing over the beans and quinoa. Top with avocado, pico de gallo and cilantro.

    Black Bean-Quinoa Bowl


To make ahead: Assemble Buddha bowl up to 1 day in advance, with dressing on the side. To prevent avocado from browning if making ahead, toss with a squeeze of lime juice after dicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
16g Fat
74g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size about 2 cups
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 20g 70%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 20g 41%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Vitamin A 391IU 8%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Folate 238mcg 60%
Sodium 612mg 27%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 7mg 36%
Magnesium 139mg 33%
Potassium 1086mg 23%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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