This easy one-pot vegetarian meal can be made as spicy, or mild, as you like!
Author: Peter | Simple Nourished Living
1cupuncooked quinoa, rinsed
¼teaspoonfine sea salt
1-¼cupschipotle salsa, divided (or your favorite salsa)
1can(about 14 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1cupfrozen corn kernels
½cupchopped green onions
¼cuppacked fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Add quinoa, cumin, salt, water and ½ cup salsa to large skillet. Over high heat, bring mixture to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until most (but not all) of the liquid is absorbed, stirring once or twice while simmering.
Add the beans, corn, green onions and stir to combine.
Cover and continue simmering for 8 to 10 minutes (without stirring), or until liquid is absorbed.
Remove pan from heat and stir in chopped cilantro and the remaining salsa before serving.
Be sure to read the label carefully for your quinoa as most brands recommend rinsing the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer prior to cooking. This helps remove the bitter-tasting natural saponin coating from the quinoa.I really like Costco's Kirkland brand organic quinoa, which according to the package has been pre-rinsed. However, it only takes a minute, so there's no harm in giving it another quick rinse prior to cooking.9*SmartPoints (Green plan)5*SmartPoints (Blue plan)1*SmartPoints (Purple plan)7*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Southwest Quinoa and Black Bean Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th of recipe)
Calories 285Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: one-pot quinoa and black beans, vegan quinoa with black beans, vegetarian quinoa skillet
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