Quinoa and Black Beans

Quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods we can eat, combine that with black beans and you have a protein punch! Quinoa is rich in iron, fiber, magnesium and lysine. This is a great dinner to make if you are short on time and just want to “whip up” something quick and healthy!


•1 tbs olive oil

•5 cloves of garlic, chopped

•1 yellow onion, chopped

•1 green bell pepper, chopped 

•1 15 oz can of low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained 

•1 cup quinoa

•2 cups water 

•1 tbs apple cider vinegar

•Spices: smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, cumin


Boil the water and quinoa and prepare as directed on the bag. In another pan, sautée the onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add the peppers and cook until translucent. Then add the black beans, vinegar and spices and stir. Cook on low about 5 minutes. 

Serve over a serving of quinoa and top with your favorite hot sauce! Enjoy!

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