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Quinoa and Black Bean Salad by Brandon Bolton, RDN

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Whether you are vegetarian or just looking for a healthy meal, we've got you covered with this delicious and nutritious Quinoa and Black Bean Salad that's packed with plenty of protein and fiber to help keep you feeling fuller longer. Easy to make ahead and store in containers for those days you're on the go.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins
 1 tsp vegetable oil
 1 yellow onionchopped
 3 cloves garlicchopped
 ¾ cup quinoa
 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 Celtic sea salt to taste
 fresh cracked black pepper to taste
 1 cup red pepperchopped
 1 cup corn kernelsfrozen
 30 oz canned black beansrinsed and drained
 ½ cup fresh parsleyremove stems and chop
1

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

2

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

3

Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes; mix in the black beans and top with fresh parsley.

Ingredients

 1 tsp vegetable oil
 1 yellow onionchopped
 3 cloves garlicchopped
 ¾ cup quinoa
 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 Celtic sea salt to taste
 fresh cracked black pepper to taste
 1 cup red pepperchopped
 1 cup corn kernelsfrozen
 30 oz canned black beansrinsed and drained
 ½ cup fresh parsleyremove stems and chop

Directions

1

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

2

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

3

Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes; mix in the black beans and top with fresh parsley.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad by Brandon Bolton, RDN