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Mexican Quinoa (Vegan)

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People often share with me that quinoa is bland and often uninspiring. I used to think the same thing until I started to prepare it differently.  Here is an easy delicious, savory quinoa dish that has moisture because of the way it is prepared in a savory broth.  Guarantee this recipe will inspire you to jazz it up and make it your own!

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups veggie stock (unsalted)
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, no salt added
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 tablespoon cumin
    • sea salt & pepper to taste

 

Steps:

  1. Add some olive oil to a pot, set it on medium heat, then add garlic and red onion. Sauté for about 2 minutes (careful not to let the garlic burn), then add uncooked quinoa.  Sear the quinoa for about a minute, then add veggie stock and cumin.  Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa is fluffy.
  2. Then, add black beans, bell pepper, cilantro and sea salt & pepper. Stir it up then cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes covered.
  3. Portion it out for your meal prep and enjoy!

Approximate macros for 1 of 8 servings:

157 calories, 24g carbs, 4.25g fat, 6.5g protein, 5g fiber, 2g sugar

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