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Sides Under $5: Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

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Quinoa is all the rage right now, and it’s no wonder! Packed with protein, fiber and nutrients, this superfood is a delicious and versatile addition to any family meal. This simple recipe is so packed full of flavor, you’ll forget it’s good for you! Use this coupon to save on black beans: $1.00/5 – S&W Beans – (


Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

1 cup quinoa – $0.74
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided – $0.06
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided – $0.33
1 Tbsp olive oil – $0.05
1 clove garlic, minced – $0.04
1/4 cup minced onion – $0.25
2 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained – $0.87
1/4 tsp chili powder – $0.05
Pinch of cayenne pepper – $0.01
Salt to taste

Toppings (optional)

Avocados or guacamole
Sour cream
Shredded cheese

1. Rinse quinoa with water in a mesh strainer to remove any residue.

2. Combine quinoa with 2 cups of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let quinoa simmer 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Remove from heat.

3. While quinoa is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan. Add minced garlic and onion and saute until onions are clear. Add black beans, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons cilantro, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low. Let simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is almost gone. Stir in 2 tablespoons lime juice and add salt to taste.

4. Divide the quinoa evenly into 4 to 6 bowls (depending on how many you are serving). Top quinoa with black bean mixture. Garnish with desired toppings and serve.

Serves 4 – 6

Total Cost: $3.27


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