Black-Bean and Tomato Quinoa Recipe

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Submitted by sandymikesell

Makes 8 servings



Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed whole grain. Steamed, it makes a perfect partner for lime-spiked black beans and fresh tomato.

Recipe Ingredients for Black-Bean and Tomato Quinoa

2 teaspoons grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup quinoa
1 cup black beans
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, 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

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 92.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Potassium
581mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
30.9g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
8.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 5% Iron 13%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
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