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i love this dish. it's perfect for a potluck or picnic or just a yummy side dish. it is full of some of my favorite things and it is nice and filling without being overwhelming. this is also delicious with a bit of fresh avocado on top!


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup of salsa (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (probably more if you love cilantro as much as i do)


  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
  • Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
  • Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans, salsa, and cilantro.

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