Quinoa and Black Beans
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Quinoa and Black Beans

Submitted by: Vicki

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Servings: 10

While going through old recipes looking to get out of my summer cooking routine, I uncovered this one and made a few alterations to hopefully make it BD friendly.


  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 med. onion
  • 3 garlic
  • 3/4 c. white quinoa
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 c. frozen corn
  • 30 oz. black beans, cooked or canned, organic
  • 1/2 c. cilantro
  • lime juice to taste


Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion (chopped) and garlic (peeled and chopped), and saute until lightly browned.

Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with broth. Season with cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Stir frozen corn into the saucepan and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans (drained and rinsed) and cilantro (chopped). If desired, drizzle fresh squeezed lime juice over top just before serving.