Black Bean Quinoa

Black Bean Quinoa

It’s already a few days into 2019, and I have already failed my resolutions. For example, eating healthy can be a challenge for me, especially when I don’t have time to prepare a nutritious meal. Quinoa is one of those one pot recipes that are fairly quick and can last you a few days. I like to make this on the weekends and then eat it for lunch throughout the week. It keeps me full since it has a lot of protein and doesn’t leave me full of regret. This is my favorite kind of quinoa, with lots of spices like cumin that make it tasty. See the recipe down below for more details:


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 3/4 cup quinoa

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup cilantro (optional)


  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  • Mix quinoa and diced bell pepper into onion mixture and cover with vegetable broth; season with cumin, 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.

  • Stir in the black beans and cilantro and let it cook for another 5 minutes on low heat.