Monday, May 13, 2013

Black Bean and Corn Quinoa

I think this is either the 8th or 9th quinoa recipe I have posted on this website over the last couple of years (use the google search bar on the right side of this page and type "quinoa" to find them all).  

There's a reason I love quinoa (KEEN-wah) so much, actually several:

*a complete plant-based protein (with 8 grams of protein per serving)
*high in fiber
*while it is whole grain, it is actually related to beets and spinach

So much to love, not the least of which is the flavor.

So last week a group of wonderful women and I celebrated finishing Kelly Minter's study of Nehemiah with a potluck lunch.  I chose to bring a dish based on a recipe from Kelly's book, which is a wonderful study in and of itself, but also included some yummy recipes too.

The girls at my table requested the recipe, so I thought I'd share it with you all too.  Bonus:  G loved this recipe too!

Black Bean and Corn Quinoa

2 cups water
1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed and drained well)
1 small red onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen organic corn
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 - 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 - 15oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or use 3 1/2 cups cooked black beans)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
juice of one lime
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (or use white wine, apple cider or white balsamic vinegar)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Bring the water to a boil and add the quinoa.  Cover and reduce to a simmer.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove the lid and remove from the heat.  Allow the remaining water to absorb, about 5 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking, mince the onion and garlic and combine with the frozen corn in a large bowl:

Add the cumin, salt and pepper.

Once the quinoa is done cooking, add the cooked quinoa to the bowl (the residual heat from the quinoa will thaw the corn and lightly "cook" the onion and garlic):

Stir well:

Add the remaining ingredients (black beans, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar and oil) and stir well:

Serve and enjoy!

Makes 8 servings for a lunch of light dinner, serves 12-16 as a side dish.

Life is sweet,


Kaitlyn said...

This is delicious! I had never tried quinoa but I am a big fan now. My 7 and 4 year olds loved it too, they asked for seconds and were fascinated by the curly cues on the grain :)

Erlinda Kaes said...

My husband and I have been having lots of problems living together, he never gives me attention or makes me happy because he has fallen in love with another woman outside our marriage. I tried my best to make sure that my husband leaves this woman but the more I talk to him about it the more he makes me feel sad and unhappy, My marriage started leading to divorce because he no longer gives me attention. I wanted to forget him but i love him and didn't want to lose him. We have been married for years and he is all I could call a true best friend and best in all, the man that handles my problems perfectly, the man that makes sacrifices for ,my happiness. I wanted him back in my life badly and I was so confused. My Friends told me to buy books about relationships, so I went online for relationship books while I came across a spell caster called Dr Emu. I read testimonies and reviews about him so I contacted him immediately, explained my problems to him. Same day , he casted a spell for me and assured me for 2 days that my husband will return to me and to my greatest surprise the third day my husband came knocking on my door and begged for forgiveness. I am so happy that my love is back again and not only that, we are about to get married again, he proposed. I wouldn't stop talking about him. Contact him today if you need his help via email: and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay. Website: