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Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans Points Plus: 5

Yields : 4 servings | Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 201 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 0 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 204 mg | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Dietary fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 7 g


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sweet or yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup quinoa (uncooked), rinsed (red or white will work)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans(low sodium preferred), drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Kosher or sea salt to taste
1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chilis
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1 3/4 cup vegetable broth, low sodium


In a large skillet add olive oil, turn to medium-low heat and saute diced onions until tender, about 4 minutes, add garlic and saute one additional minute. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed above. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil and cook 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes covered before serving. Fluff quinoa with a large spoon and serve.

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