Quinoa Black Bean Bowl

A recipe I borrowed from my sister (her name is Elaine, by the way), and improved upon. Well, I think I improved upon it. Very filling and healthy, and also quite quick to prepare.

Prep time: ~30 minutes
Serves 4


  • 1 ½ cups quinoa.
  • 1 can cooked black beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 1 large handful per person of leafy greens (bok choy, spinach, arugula, etc).
  • 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Juice of 1 lemon.
  • Dash of hot sauce.
  • Salt and pepper.

Cooking instructions:

Place the quinoa in a pot with 3 cups water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and allow to cook until all the water is absorbed. When the quinoa is done, take it off the heat and fluff it with a fork. While the quinoa is still piping hot, Stir in the black beans to warm them through.

Mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to make a dressing. Place the leafy greens at the bottom of a bowl, place the quinoa and black bean mixture on top, and garnish with as much dressing as desired. The hot quinoa mixture will cook the greens slightly, making them tender. If desired, saute up some minced garlic to add a little more flavour.

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