Black Bean Quinoa

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

This dish is ridiculously simple and a protein and whole grain powerhouse. The avocado adds a nice touch of healthy omegas and the basil gives it a great fresh taste that just reminds me of Spring. Enjoy!

1 cup whole grain quinoa
2 cups vegetable stock
1 can (about 2, 2.5 cups) black beans, rinsed & drained
1 avocado, sliced into 1/2″ pieces
2 tbsp. fresh basil, julienned
Freshly ground salt & pepper

Cook quinoa in 2 cups veggie stock for about 15 min. according to package directions.
Next, add the remaining ingredients, stir, season to taste with salt & pepper.
That’s it – you’re done! I told you it was SUPER EASY!

A trick you can try with the basil if you don’t know how to “julienne” fresh herbs – roll up the leaves in your hand and cut really thin strips with your kitchen shears right into the quinoa.

This is awesome slightly warm or at room temperature, and can be a filling meal for a vegetarian (I had it for dinner) or serve as a side in a smaller portion if you’re adding other stuff to your meal. Eat up, yumaste!

The best quinoa dish I’ve had to date. No joke.

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