quinoa with black beans & spinach

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 231.0
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 410.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

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One of my favorite sides, I also use this as a main dish for a quick easy high protein meal. One of my favorite sides, I also use this as a main dish for a quick easy high protein meal.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 cup quinoa rinsed
    1 14 oz can low fat/fat free chicken broth or vegetable broth
    1 can black beans rinsed
    3/4 cup fresh spinach chopped
    2 cloves garlic chopped
    1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped (not packed in oil)
    3 green onions chopped (greens also)
    2 Tbs olive oil
    pinch of cayenne pepper
    salt & pepper


saute onions & garlic in olive oil on Med heat for 1-2 minutes. Add chopped spinach, chopped dried tomatoes and saute till spinach just wilts. Add chicken broth, 1/4 cup water, black beans, quinoa, pinch of cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring to boil and turn the heat down to low and simmer 12-15 minutes until quinoa is fully cooked.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DOJORAT.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I actually used frozed spinach a mix that i had of the black beans, onions and tomatoes TASTES good thanks for putting htis on here - 9/1/09

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    I also used fresh tomatoes. Very good. Like this for fiber and protein. - 4/30/13

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    Very good. I used fresh tomatoes, added yellow and orange bell peppers and 1 T. diced jalapenos - 6/18/12

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    Super easy and very good. Recipe had 4 of my favorite ingredients: quinoa, spinach, garlic, and black beans. - 5/6/11