Black Bean & Red Pepper Quinoa

Quinoa a high protein and fiber, a versatile grain with a mild nutty flavor, which can be used in desserts, breakfast, salads.  I have been wanting to make something with quinoa for a while, after seeing such lovely posts from foodies on the different food groups.   This is the first time ever I have made quinoa in my house, wasn’t sure how everyone is gonna like it.  My husband goes I am not sure if I want to try it as it reminds him of couscous and he doesn’t like couscous at all. So, I was like you are missing out…Then my 7 year daughter comes from school and I go, do you want to try what I made new, she goes yeah mama.. She loved it.  That made my day for sure…



  • 1 1/4 cup quinoa (used organic rainbow quinoa)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2  cup black beans, rinsed (used can ones)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2-1 juice of lime
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño chopped


Cook quinoa according to the instructions on the packet and set aside.  Now is a pan, add a teaspoon of oil add chopped garlic. Sautee for a couple and then add the black beans, red bell pepper, jalapeño.  Stir everything together for a couple of minutes.


Now add salt, cumin powder, red chili  powder and give it a good mix.  Squeeze lime juice and sprinkle cilantro.  Mix well and your healthy dish is ready which is so flavorful…



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Happy Cooking!!!!









  1. Sounds interesting! Quite colorful and full of healthy ingredients… 🙂 Loved the way you simplified it…

  2. […] other black bean recipes from my blog:  Veg Chili, Black Bean & Red Pepper Quinoa, Black Bean Soup, Black Bean & Mango Salsa, Southwestern Chicken […]

  3. Quinoa with red pepper and beans . It’s a excellent warm healthy and flavorful recipe . I tried first time and it came beyond perfect .Thanks Sarika Gunjal

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