Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Recipe

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This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

I can honestly say I haven’t jumped on the quinoa band wagon since it seemed to become very popular several years ago! But, every now and again I grab a bag of quinoa and try to figure out how to incorporate it into my family’s meals.

This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

This time, I made some quinoa for myself, just to enjoy as a side dish. For some reason, I made the entire bag of quinoa, so I had a lot left over! That’s when I decided to get creative and make this tasty corn and black bean quinoa recipe.

This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

This dish is really good. It’s full of flavor and is very flexible. If you don’t like black beans, try pinto or black eyed peas. You can easily add a can of diced tomatoes if you’d like more vegetables. Or add some cooked shredded chicken to the skillet and you’ll have a complete meal! You can use this as a meatless Monday dish or as a tasty side for your family or a pot luck!

This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

This quinoa recipe is best served warm, and next time I’m going to add a little to a flour tortilla and wrap it up like a burrito for a savory lunchtime meal! Topped with fresh cilantro, this quinoa recipe has a Mexican flavor. You can add more spice by using hot sauce or some cayenne pepper. My favorite part is that you can quickly make it in one pan on the stove top! A full belly and less dishes to wash makes me HAPPY!

This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

What are your favorite quinoa recipes? Let us know if the comment section below!

 

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Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Recipe

Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Recipe

This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Place oil, onion, pepper and celery in a skillet and heat over medium high heat until onions are translucent and vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in quinoa, corn and beans and mix well.
  • Add spices and heat on medium heat until mixture is heated through.
  • Top with fresh cilantro before serving.

  • This corn and black bean quinoa recipe makes an excellent side dish or meatless Monday meal solution.

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