Quinoa with Black Beans

Quinoa with Black Beans

fluffy protein packed quinoa with black beans can be served as a meatless main dish or a healthy side dish with grilled meats or fish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Amee


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup quinoa uncooked, rinsed
  • 15 oz canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 4.5 ounce can diced green chilis
  • 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 3/4 cup vegetable broth low sodium


  • In a large skillet add olive oil, turn to medium-low heat and saute diced onions until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute one additional minute.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet in the order listed above.
  • Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil and cook 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes covered before serving. Fluff quinoa with a large spoon and serve.