Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

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Sharlene Henry Modified: March 23, 2022
Quinoa and Black Beans Recipe

How To Make Quinoa and Black Beans

This quinoa and black beans recipe is a great way to incorporate some fiber into your meals. Plus points because this recipe is also completely vegan.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1tspvegetable oil
  • 1onion,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,chopped
  • ¾cupquinoa
  • cupsvegetable broth
  • 1tspcumin,ground
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1cupfrozen corn kernels
  • 30ozblack beans,rinsed and drained
  • ½cupfresh cilantro,chopped


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  2. Mix quinoa into onion mixture and cover with vegetable broth; season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed.

  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes or until heated through; mix in the black beans and cilantro.


  • Calories: 368.53kcal
  • Fat: 2.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.84g
  • Fiber: 14.87g
  • Sugar: 2.85g
  • Protein: 21.00g
  • Sodium: 375.22mg
  • Calcium: 122.06mg
  • Potassium: 1410.82mg
  • Iron: 5.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 6.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.57mg
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