One Pot Quinoa Black Bean Bowl

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Inspired by my passion for one-dish meals and Mind Over Munch‘s One-Pot Taco Quinoa, I present to you an easy Bitchin’ one pot of power. I subtracted ingredients from Mind Over Munch’s version that I didn’t have on hand and the result is a kids-pulling-on-my-legs-and-blood-sugars-are-dropping super simple One Pot Quinoa Black Bean Bowl. It got 6 out of 6 flavor stars at my house, and 6 out of 6 clean-up stars for the kid who was on dish duty that night!

One Pot Quinoa Black Bean Bowl
Serves 6

1 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 red (or other color) bell pepper, chopped
1 green (or other color) bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups dry quinoa
3 cups water
2 (15-oz) cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 ripe avocado, cut into chunks or slices, for topping
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped, for topping

In a medium pot over medium heat, sauté onions, garlic and bell peppers in olive oil. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer and cover to cook through, about 20 minutes.

Serve with avocado and cilantro.

Nutrition info for 1/6th recipe (about 1 heaping cup): 395 calories, 10 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 62 g carbohydrates, 16 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 17 g protein, 6% calcium, 34% iron.

Share in the comments below your favorite one-dish meals. We need more! 🙂

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3 Responses to One Pot Quinoa Black Bean Bowl

  1. Judith says:

    I read that you have a son who is diabetic. Please read the book The Plant Paradox by Steven R Gundry MD. BTW, Tony Robbins was also a diabetic and had blocked arteries. He was supposed to have surgery. Instead he changed how he ate and is now healthy again. So sorry to put this on this blog but the article in the National Post did not have your e-mail address.

    • Jen Reilly says:

      I would do anything to cure my kids’ diabetes. They have type 1 — an autoimmune disease in which their bodies no longer make insulin. Anyone who has cured their diabetes has had type 2. Hopefully one day though for my kids! xo

  2. Ttrockwood says:

    It’s embarrassing how often i make a version of this one pot kale and quinoa recipe… i usually use hemp seeds or walnuts instead of the pine nuts and instead of goat cheese i do olives to keep it vegan. Quick and delicious!
    https://food52.com/recipes/2434-one-pot-kale-and-quinoa-pilaf

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