Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans

vegan quinoa and black beans Appetizer Mexican
Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8

A vegan dish with lime, cilantro, corn, and black beans that can be served hot or cold. This Mexican style quinoa is heart healthy and full of flavour. ...MORE + LESS -


1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup frozen corn
2 cans (540 mL 15 oz each) of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 ripe avocado, diced (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste


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  • 1
    Rinse the quinoa in a strainer. Sometimes it can have a bitter taste on the outside so rinsing gets rid of this.
  • 2
    Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes or until onion is soft.
  • 3
    Add the quinoa and vegetable broth to the pan. Add the cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Stir in lime juice and frozen corn into the pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until corn is heated through.
  • 5
    Finally, mix in the black beans and cilantro. Garnish with chopped avocado if desired.
  • 6
    Serve hot or cold. Store in refrigerator.

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  • If you're someone that runs the other direction when they hear the word "vegan," don't worry, this easy, Vegan Quinoa and Black Bean dish is so good, even meat-eaters will love it!

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