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Spicy Black Beans Quinoa
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Spicy Black Beans Quinoa

Easy Spicy Black Beans Quinoa Recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
Keyword: Black Bean Salad, Spicy Black Bean Qunioa
Servings: 2
Author: Eateries Delightful

Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 +1/2 cups of water

Spicy Black Beans

  • 1 16 oz canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 3/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp crushed roasted garlic 1-2 medium-sized clove

Salad

  • handful of microgreens
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

Dressing

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes optional
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a deep bottom skillet, bring 1+1/2 cups of water to boil along with salt. Cover and cook for 10-15 mins (or until germline is visible) on low flame. All the water must be gone. OR pressure cook in an instant pot for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 mins. Fluff the quinoa.
  • In a pan, roast garlic on low flame for 2-3 mins. Crush and keep it ready. In the same pan, add oil, add black beans and saute for a minute. Mix in the spices and remove from the heat.
  • In a separate bowl, toss in black beans with spices, crushed roasted garlic, and veggies of your choice. Add in cooked quinoa along with dressing, and toss gently.
  • Add in pomegranate and microgreens and serve.