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Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa Recipe

Looking for an easy Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa recipe? Learn how to make Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rachelevelyn

Makes 4 servings



Take 45 minutes from start to finish, 20 minutes of active time. For a complete meal, serve as a side to fish or meat, or with a side salad.

Recipe Ingredients for Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

2 teaspoons grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup quinoa
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Recipe Directions for Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

  1. Whisk together lime zest and juice, butter, oil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Wash quinoa in 3 changes of cold water in a bowl, draining in a sieve each time.

  3. Cook quinoa in a medium pot of boiling salted water (1 tablespoon salt for 2 quarts water), uncovered, until almost tender, about 10 minutes. Drain in sieve, then set sieve in same pot with 1 inch of simmering water (water should not touch bottom of sieve). Cover quinoa with a folded kitchen towel, then cover sieve with a lid (don't worry if lid doesn't fit tightly) and steam over medium heat until tender, fluffy, and dry, about 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat and remove lid. Let stand, still covered with towel, 5 minutes.

  4. Add quinoa to dressing and toss until dressing is absorbed, then stir in remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to taste.

Categories

Beans, Tomatoes, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 246.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
342
Calories from Fat
111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.3g
19%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
425mg
18%
Potassium
444mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
49.0g
16%
Dietary Fiber
10.0g
40%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
12.7g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 7% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
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