Great new recipe from Mary!!…

This recipe sounds a lot like what Brooke described during our call last week. Great for lunch…way under 500 calories!!

Quinoa and Black Beans

Prep Time:
15 MinCook Time:
35 MinReady In:
50 Min
10 servings (I can’t tell how much a serving is….maybe 1 cup???)


1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper salt and pepper to taste 1 cup frozen corn kernels 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 142 | Total Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 0mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database
Nutritional Information
Quinoa and Black Beans
Servings Per Recipe: 10

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 142

Total Fat: 1.7g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 467mg
Total Carbs: 25.6g
Dietary Fiber: 6.9g
Protein: 6.9g


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Brooke
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 15:38:38

    This is Super close! I have cooked the quinoa just in water and it turns out great too! Happy Monday


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