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September 26, 2012

Quinoa With Black Beans...Guest Post from Skinny Ms.

Two weeks ago, I received an email from Skinny Ms. They wanted me to submit a healthy, clean recipe for posting in their website.
I send them my Sweet Potato Hummus recipe. It has been published last week and got nice reviews from readers. So exciting!!

Also, I received, from Skinny Ms, this nice recipe Quinoa with black Beans as guest post to publish in my blog. It’s a nice, simple and healthy dish. Please check out their website, and enjoy their skinny recipes!!
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If you are a quinoa hold out but love Mexican food, this dish will convince to make quinoa a regular part of your dinner menu. Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans is gluten free and vegetarian friendly.

Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup quinoa (uncooked), rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 3/4 cup vegetable broth, low sodium

In a large skillet add olive oil, turn to medium-low heat and sauté diced onions until tender, about 4 minutes, add garlic and sauté one additional minute. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed above. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil and cook 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow it to sit 5 minutes covered before serving. Fluff quinoa with a large spoon and serve.

Nutritional Data

Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 201 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg |Sodium: 204 mg | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Dietary fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 7 g

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