Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 692.9
  • Total Fat: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 679.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 126.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 28.0 g
  • Protein: 31.8 g

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A great recipe to introduce yourself to quinoa. A great recipe to introduce yourself to quinoa.
Number of Servings: 3


    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    1 onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
    3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
    1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 (15 ounce) can corn kernels
    2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1 teaspoon lime juice


1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
3. Stir corn and beans into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the cilantro and lime juice.
Serving Suggestions
Top with sour cream and serve as a main dish or side. Or fill the mixture inside a pita. Makes about three servings as a meal.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HOTOMALE.


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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I added diced tomatoes, added lemon juice instead of lime juice, as this is what I had on hand. This was most excellent. I loved it! I have been researching quinoa and how nutritious it is, and had been looking for a recipe to make with it. I will definitely share it with my friends. - 2/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic. I reduces the beans and corn (which I cut fresh off two cobs because I had them) and added red belle pepper and recalulated ingredients to about 400 per serving for two servings. I forgot to add the lime juice, but will try that tomorrow for the second half. - 7/3/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I think cilantro tastes like nasty socks smell, so I refuse to include that, but the rest was good. I added a few drops of chipotle hot sauce - excellent! - 5/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very tasty! I added chopped red pepper at the step where the corn and beans were added. I like to mix all together and refrigerate for a few hours before warming up to serve... seems to let the ingredients fuse into each other better. I will definitely make this again. - 4/30/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is this really over 600 calories per serving and only 3 servings??? - 1/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this dish, will make it again and again. I made chicken and mixed it in, it reminded me of a Chipotle burrito bowl, but healthier. Loved it! - 5/2/10

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  • Delish!!!
    Skipped cilantro tho, didn't have on hand and don't like the taste anyway. Definitely a keeper - 9/8/11

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  • Fantastic! The sweetness of the corn is delicious in this recipe. I didn't have black beans, but I think any beans would do. I did one can of chickpeas and one can of chili beans because that's what I had in my cabinet and it was great! - 8/21/11

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  • adding 1 italian tomato is definitely worth it! - 8/7/11

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  • I made this because there wasn't much left in my house, so I wasn't expecting much. Wow, was I surprised. This is tasty and I never considered going ''Southwest'' with Quinoa before. I added red bell pepper and instead of adding corn, served with fresh corn on the cob. Delish! - 7/30/11

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  • I love this so much have made this 2 times in the last few weeks. - 6/15/11

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  • Very tasty! I didn't have cilantro, but I think it would make it even better! The flavors improved overnight in the frig. - 4/27/11

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  • My DH loved this...called it a "big hit". He usually hates couscous. I added a chopped orange green pepper with the beans and used frozen corn. Served it with grilled chicken pieces and greek yogurt - 4/26/11

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  • I made mine with lemon juice (what I had) and it was so good. Lime juice would be best. I got 4 servings from this dish. - 3/22/11

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  • It sounds yummy, but as a diabetic, I eat about that many carbs in a whole day! Would love to try it, but will have to pass. - 3/1/11

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  • This is waaaaay too high in calories and carbs. I don't eat that many g of carbs in one day! - 1/20/11

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  • I thought this recipe was fantastic. I am the only one in my house who will eat this kind of thing but I will be gobbling this up until it is done. I do think the calories are off. I did not have the cilantro or the lime but it was still delightful! I will make it again and again - 10/24/10

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  • very good. First time I have ever had it! - 8/17/10

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  • yummy yum yum. This will become a new comfort food. I did divide into 4 serving ..was still plenty with a side salad. (I forgot lime juice too, next time) - 8/11/10

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  • Made this tonight and it tasted great! would like it better if it were less calories tho.. - 6/16/10

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  • This was delicious. I didn't use as much cayenne pepper because my husband asked me not to. I would have liked that kick. Can't wait for the leftovers today. - 5/24/10

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  • This was my first time using quinoa and I absolutely loved it. I used it as a side dish and topped with avocado....mmmm delicious!!!! - 5/22/10

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  • delicious!! made this today with red quinoa.... it was all they had at the store. used 1/2 chicken broth-1/2 water for the vegetable broth (didn't have any). added 1/2 jalapeno chopped and 1/4 cup of diced red onion at the end with the cilantro. loved this! thank you! - 4/11/10

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  • This was my first time to try quinoa. I liked it a lot and so did my 6 year old. It was a great recipe, very flavorful and really easy. I have made it twice now the second time using chicken. I am going to try turkey sausage in it next time. - 3/21/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love quinoa! I can't wait to try this recipe! - 11/5/09

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