Quinoa and black beans dinner bowl is healthy, tasty, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. This recipe is very simple and easy to make. It is packed with protein from quinoa and black beans and fiber form veggies. It is great for every member of the family.
Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
Black beans are a healthy addition to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. The benefits of beans come from a few different components, including protein, fiber, antioxidants and micronutrients. The black bean’s fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in black beans helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.
You can even prepare this quinoa black bean dinner bowl with any leftover quinoa or black beans. In this recipe, I had some leftover cooked black beans. Then I prepared quinoa and while quinoa was cooking, I added some frozen sweet corn as well. Then mixed the quinoa and corn mixture with black beans and served it with chopped lettuce and sliced cherry tomato.
Quinoa Black Beans Dinner Bowl Recipe
- 1 Cup quinoa
- ½ Cup cooked black beans
- ¼ Cup corn
- 1 Lettuce head
- 10-12 Cherry tomato
- Salt to taste
- Step 1 First rinse the quinoa under running water nicely. Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a medium sauce pan. Add salt to taste and rinsed quinoa along with corn(I have used frozen corn).
- Step 2 Bring it to simmer and then cover it with a lid and cook quinoa for 15-20 minutes. Once cooked, add the black beans then turn off the stove and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Step 3 Chop lettuce and tomatoes.
- Step 4 Mix quinoa, corn and black bean properly and serve it along with lettuce tomato salad.