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Ancho Black Bean Quinoa in a bowl

Black Bean Fried Quinoa

This black bean fried quinoa is a quick and easy vegan meal. Use up leftover quinoa and black beans for an easy meal prep recipe! 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword black beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 335kcal
Author Marisa Moore


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or any neutral-tasting oil)
  • ½ cup sweet onion diced
  • ½ cup green bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked black beans drained
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • fresh limes and cilantro to garnish


  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and bell pepper in the oil until translucent. Add the chile powder and garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the quinoa. Cook until any lingering oil or moisture is absorbed. Add the black beans and corn. Heat through and serve.
  • For extra flavor, add a squeeze of lime and chopped cilantro on top.


If using canned beans, add one can of rinsed and drained black beans.


Calories: 335kcal