quinoa with red pepper and beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 317.1
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 597.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g
  • Protein: 11.5 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup quinoa
    2.5 cups vegetable broth
    1tsp chopped garlic
    2 Tbsp chopped ginger
    3/4 tsp whole cumin seed
    2 medium red bell peppers cut in strips
    1 large onion cut into thin wedges
    1 can (19oz0 black beans drained and rinsed
    1/4 c chopped cilantro


rinse quinoa. bring 2 cups of broth to a boil in saucepan. add quinoa and return to boil. reduce heat to low and simmer 20 min.

heat oil over medium heat. add garlic, ginger, and cumin seeds and cook for 2 minutes. Add peppers and onion and cook until tender. Stir in beans and remining broth and cook for 2 minutes.

Fluff quinoa with fork and stir in cilantro. top with pepper mixture.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALISONSLP.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it from prep to table. Smells great, looks great and tastes spectacular! I substituted roasted red peppers and ground cumin and was vey happy with the results. - 1/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing! I've never had quinoa before but I was excited to try it. I left out the beans, since I was making this as a side dish to some pan-fried salmon. I also used ground ginger (cuz that's what I had) and I left out the cilantro (didn't have any). I will take the rest cold for lunch tomorrow. :) - 1/22/10

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  • Nice easy side dish - 2/26/14

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  • This was delicious. Even my "Meat and potatoes" boyfriend loved it. - 7/8/13

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  • After starting the recipe, realized I didn't have red peppers. So, sauted celery, carrot & red onion instead. Used ground cumin as I had no cumin seeds. Very tasty! - 6/10/13

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  • Delicious, and made my whole house smell delicious. Didn't have cumin seeds so used ground. Also served topped with small diced tomatoes. So fresh tasting and yummy! And filling, a big plus with me! - 10/20/11

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  • This was my first quinoa recipe and we loved it! So yummy! - 4/21/11

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  • I should have left out the yellow peppers. I also left out the cilantro. This was my first time eating Quinoa and I will definitely be trying it again. - 1/3/11

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  • My "picky" son even ate and enjoyed this! I took a picture of him having seconds! Well done! - 9/20/10

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  • If this could be tagged as vegan on Spark that would be great! Can't wait to try it! - 7/19/10

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  • Just wondering how much oil is used? It's not in the ingredient list or calculated into the nutritional info. - 12/6/09

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  • This makes 4 HUGE servings (can be a veg. main meal) or 8 sides. I had to use cannellini beans (was out of black) and 1/2 jar of roasted red peppers making this recipe easily adaptable for what you have on hand. Thanks for posting this recipe! - 7/23/08

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  • I Love serving my family quinoa and this is a wonderful way to make it 5 Stars! - 3/21/08

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  • Absolutely delicious! We all loved it! - 1/21/08

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  • BRAVO!!! This was so delicious, and light. We ALL LOVED IT!! - 10/8/07

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