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Quinoa and Black Bean Bliss Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Quinoa and Black Bean Bliss

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"This is so easy and fast to make, and tastes amazing! Even my carnivorous boyfriend loves it. Serve cold as a mid-day salad, as a side dish, or serve warm as the main course. The thing I love most about this meal is its versatility. This is how I usually make it, but I just came up with it one day when wanting a quinoa, black bean, and corn recipe. Feel free to change to suit your preferences! I make it cheater-style with salsa, but it can easily be made with fresh or cooked veggies of your choice. It can be a cool summer salad, or a hearty warm winter dinner by the fire. This is the first of my recipes that I have shared."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix black beans and corn kernels in a large bowl; add cooked quinoa and stir. Spoon quinoa mixture into 4 bowls; top each with salsa and avocado.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 17, 2012

Doesn't get much easier than this! Very tasty and healthy. I used jarred salsa and cut the amount to about 12 oz. I also added fresh cilantro. It tasted a tad salty, but that could be remedied by using the fresh salsa. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 03, 2012

Very healthy but a bit bland. Cumin with the quinoa helps bring out the flavor.


12 Ratings

Jul 24, 2012

Added some chopped tomatoes. Delicious!

Jul 17, 2012

This was delicious, healthy, and probably the easiest dinner I've ever made! Thanks for sharing!

Aug 20, 2013

It is really good. I forgot about the cumin recommendation, but thought it was really good even so. Probably depends on the type of salsa you use. I will make this a lot--and probably add chicken periodically.

Aug 16, 2012

REALLY good, healthy and filling. I did use chicken broth (low sodium/fat free) instead of water and red quinoa. Instead of fresh corn I used a can of sweet kernel corn. I made some fresh salsa with tomatoes, serrano peppers, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. We really enjoyed it.

Jul 09, 2014

Easy and delicious! I added the juice of a lime, some cumin, and fresh cilantro,

Sep 16, 2013

I've been trying a lot of different quinoa recipes while experimenting with quinoa so far this has been the best one it came out so delicious! Thanks for posting your recipe Jen!


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  • Calories
  • 443 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 21.2 g
  • 85%
  • Protein
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1982 mg
  • 79%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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