Recipe: Quinoa And Black Beans With Vegetables

quinoa and black beans

Quinoa with Vegetables Recipe

Concerned about protein (who isn’t these days)? Then you will love this black bean and quinoa with the vegetable recipe! Both quinoa and black beans are plant-based foods that contain the essential amino acids necessary for our body to build complete proteins. This makes for a mouth-watering recipe the entire family will adore!  Makes 4 servings.

Quinoa with Vegetable Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 1½ cups red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 5 ounces spinach
  • 1½ cups carrots, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Quinoa with Vegetables 2Directions

  • Heat oil in a large pan. Add onion, celery, and red pepper. Cook 5 minutes, until softened.
  • Stir in cumin and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes and their juice. Cook 5 minutes.
  • Stir in black beans, quinoa, carrots, and 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and cover pan and simmer 25 minutes, until quinoa is cooked.
  • Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in salt, pepper, and sprinkle with cheese.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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