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Easy and Tasty Quinoa Bowl Recipe with Black Beans


Description

Nutrient-dense + tasty quinoa bowl recipe with black beans is literally the best thing E V E R! Listen, this is about to be your favorite quinoa bowl from now on (I AM NOT KIDDING)! Already cooked quinoa is deliciously sauteed with onions, bell peppers, mixed veggies, and spices. Sauteed black beans, chicken breast, mashed avocado, and fresh baby spinach completes this healthy quinoa bowl recipe! Finally, top this bowl with chopped fresh parsley and avocado slices and enjoy!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 chicken breast (sautéed and set aside)
  • 4 cups of fresh spinach (divide in between 2 bowls)
  • 1 ripe avocado (mash half and slice half)
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • White pepper to taste (or black pepper)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon seasoning powder (or less; for all the cooking)

For sauteing the quinoa

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (I typically use this one)
  • ½1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables or just frozen peas
  • ¼ cup onions; chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped bell peppers

For the Black Beans:

  • 1 cup of cooked Black Beans or store-bought canned beans.
  • ¼ cup of onions (or less)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped bell peppers
  • 1 small tomato or half of a big one (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Wash, and cut all the vegetables, set aside.
  2. Clean the chicken breast, cut in the middle to make 2 breasts, season with salt, pepper, and bouillon seasoning powder. Spray an oil spray (or use EVOO) and sauté on both sides until fully cooked. Set aside until ready to plate this quinoa bowl!
  3. FOR THE QUINOA. Place a clean pot/pan on the stove, add 1-2 teaspoons of EVOO and allow to heat up. Then add onions, garlic, cook for 1 – 2 minutes and add bell peppers. Cook for another minute or two and then add the frozen vegetables. Add a dash of salt, pepper, and a dash of bouillon seasoning powder, make sure to mix well, cook for 2 minutes, and then add the quinoa. Stir very well to ensure that everything blends well. Taste and adjust flavors, cook 2 – 3 minutes, making sure that the quinoa has properly heated up. Set aside to be served with black beans.
  4. FOR THE BLACK BEANS. Add 1 – 2 teaspoon(s) of EVOO to a clean pan, heat up and sprinkle small salt, and add onions, bell peppers, and greens onions. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes to soften. Then add chopped fresh tomatoes, and cook for 2 minutes or less. Finally, add the (already cooked) black beans. Sprinkle a little ground white pepper and a dash of bouillon seasoning powder—Cook for about 3 minutes or more (until it thoroughly heats up). Be sure to taste and adjust flavors as needed and set them aside until ready to make this quinoa bowl recipe or any other thing you desire.
  5. HOW TO ASSEMBLE THIS QUINOA BOWL RECIPE WITH BLACK BEANS. Lay the spinach on the bottom to the side of the bowl. Then add the sautéed quinoa, black peppers, and chicken. Mash half of an avocado with salt, pepper, and add to the bowl. Sprinkle some chopped parsley and green onions. Finish by adding a couple of slices of avocado. Enjoy with a loved one; this recipe serves two.

Notes

Soaking the beans is optional, but it makes it easier to cook.

I highly suggest coking quinoa and black beans ahead.

As mentioned in the post, you can use canned or store-bought black beans for this recipe. Feel free to use the vegetables you like and eat.

Aside from cooking the quinoa and black beans from scratch, this recipe takes less than 20 minutes. And if you add the time for making the chicken, then it’s brought a 30-minute recipe.

The time for cooking black beans and quinoa is not included in the calculation.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Universal

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