Thursday, April 26, 2012

quinoa with black beans and vegetables ...

Quinoa has quickly become a popular whole food these days, and is one of the newest “super foods.”  It is an excellent source for magnesium, protein, fiber, and it is gluten free.
Many are becoming familiar with quinoa, and it is becoming a favorite substitute for rice at the dinner table.  Read more for a great vegan recipe for quinoa with black beans and vegetables.  A perfect, and easy light dinner!
{Quinoa with Black Beans and Vegetables}
1 onion, diced
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 15oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15oz can of corn, drained
1-2 red peppers, diced
1 yellow zucchini squash, diced
1-2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/2-1 cup chopped cilantro
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper (a few sprinkles for some kick, optional)
In a large skillet, heat 1-2 tsp olive oil over medium heat.  Add diced onions, and sauté until soft about 7-10 minutes, add garlic and  sauté another few minutes.  Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil.  Add quinoa and cumin, and bring to a simmer over medium low heat and cover with a lid.  Simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked.  Pour quinoa and onion mixture into a large serving bowl.  Pour black beans, and corn into quinoa bowl and mix.  Replace skillet over medium heat and sauté remaining vegetables until just tender, for a few minutes.  Add to the quinoa, mix with cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.  Serve warm or cold.
Enjoy!

7 comments:

This Confetti Life said...

I'm eating tons of quinoa, too, lately. So versatile!

TLN said...

Looks delicious - I like eating quinoa but haven't made anything at home yet. This recipe might be the one to start with. :)

naomi carmen* said...

I love quinoa, but surprisingly during my pregnancy it hasn't sounded too good to me at all. ;(

JJack said...

Looks yum!
what's the small bolls? I mean I know black bean and corns..but what's that small tiny one?

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jmantalaba said...

Looks so yummy! Seems like I wanted to make this at home. Surely my husband would be amazed. Trying to check at the menu and it's a bit easy. Just remembering my husband bought me jewelries on our Anniversary and the bracelet had broke and thought of selling to selling my scrap gold. Happy eating with my family with this vege...

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Laura said...

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