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Quinoa and Black Beans

Quinoa and Black Beans


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


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix quinoa into onion mixture and cover with vegetable broth; season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes; mix in the black beans and cilantro.

Prep 15 m | Cook 35 m | Ready In 50 m

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving

Calories: 153
Calories from Fat: 15
  • Total Fat: 1.7
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Sodium: 517
  • Total Carbohydrates: 27.8
  • ** Sugars: 1.5
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.8
  • Protein: 7.7

SmartPoints: 4

All posted nutrition information is approximate and has been calculated using the nutrition calculator on Skinny Points makes no guarantees of accuracy and use of different brands may change the nutrition information.

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