Quinoa and Beans
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Quinoa and Beans

Submitted by: Samuel Gersten

Prep Time: 17 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Seconds

Servings: 5

Quinoa has been a native grain to Brazil for thousands of years, and has made a great grain for cooking. Together with corn and cook beans, this dish will make you feel as if you are eating a zesty dish straight from South-America.


  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, raw, extra-virgin, organic
  • 1 onion, any type, organic
  • 1 c. quinoa, white, organic
  • 3 garlic, fresh, organic
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken broth, organic, free-range
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, powder, organic
  • sea salt, unrefined, & fresh ground pepper, organic to taste
  • 1 c. corn, canned, organic
  • 30 oz. black beans, canned, organic
  • 1/2 c. cilantro, bunch, fresh, organic
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder, organic


Put oil in a medium saucepan on a medium heat, and stir in onion. Stir onion around until lightly caramelized.

Mix in quinoa and broth, along with cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt & pepper. Cover and lower heat, and let ingredients sit for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mix in corn, then let simmer for about 5 minutes. Mix in beans and cilantro.

Serve while still hot.

Vegetarian: 1 protein, 0 fat, 2 carbs