1 ½ cups quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
¼ cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ cup olive oil, plus 1 tsp for sauté
Rinse quinoa under cold water until water runs clear. Place quinoa in pot with 2 ¼ cups water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place black beans in small saucepan with ¼ cup water. Add onion and cinnamon. Heat on low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
Place red pepper and garlic with 1 tsp olive oil in sauté pan for 4 minutes until tender. Add to quinoa with coriander and cayenne. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, salt, oil and cumin. Add to quinoa and stir. Place ½ cup on each plate and top with ½ cup black beans.
Calories 260, Fat 11g, Carbohydrate 33g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Protein 8g, Sodium 115mg