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Black Bean Quinoa

Let’s make this for dinner tonight. It’s Black Bean Quinoa.

Black bean salsa quinoa

It actually tastes really good! On top of that, it’s pretty rich in nutrients. Quinoa is a complete protein and you get more from the black beans. Plus, you get fiber from the black beans. Females need 25 grams of fiber a day while males need 38 grams of fiber a day. One needs 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories eaten per day.  Most Americans consume 12-18 grams each today, half the recommended amount.  This recipe is a delicious way to sneak it in.

Here’ the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can black beans (low sodium preferred, or you can cook your own black beans and use 3 cups of it)
  • 1 cup homemade salsa (or from the store. Look for ones low in sodium and with simple ingredients)
  • shredded cheese (optional)

Directions:

  1. If you haven’t already, cook the quinoa. You can use low sodium vegetable broth to cook the quinoa to give it more flavor. You can also use a homemade broth of your choice. You’ll need 2 cups of it to cook the 1 cup of dried quinoa.
  2. Drain and rinse the black beans. Add it in with the quinoa as it is cooking.
  3. Once the quinoa is done cooking, take out the black bean/quinoa and pour into a bowl.
  4. Mix in the salsa
  5. Enjoy! Top it off with some shredded cheese.

I hope you guys like this recipe! It’s one of my favorites. It’s also quick and easy to make.

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