Loaded Red Beans & Quinoa
photo by recipe author


Servings: 4-6
Preparation Time: 35 minutes

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup cooked red beans
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro

In a small saucepan, combine quinoa, water and salt. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed and quinoa is soft and translucent.

Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a large skillet. Saute peppers and onion for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until slightly soft.

Add in red beans, tomato, garlic, pepper, chili powder, cumin and cilantro. Then add in cooked quinoa. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Serve with desired toppings such as salsa, sour cream, avocado, etc. and chips.

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