Halloween Quinoa


Try adding any of your favorite vegetables! This recipe can be eaten as a meal or as a side dish for your favorite chicken recipe.

Health Benefits

Black beans are a good source of dietary fiber and protein, like many other legumes. They are a good source of folate, which helps to regulate metabolism and red blood cell formation.

  • 3 ct - medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½ in cubes
  • 1 ct - large red onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp - olive oil
  • 2 tsp - chili powder
  • 1 tsp - smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 1 1/2 cup - cooked quinoa (1/2 cup dry)
  • 3 tbsp - fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp - maple syrup/honey/agave
  • 1 ct - clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ct - can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ct - whole green peppers, chopped
  • 1/3 cup - fresh cilantro (optional)

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tbsp of olive oil. Once warm, add potatoes, onion, chili powder, paprika, and salt. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. While cooking, whisk lime juice, maple syrup, and garlic for dressing.
  3. Combine pepper, quinoa, beans, potatoes, and onion. Pour dressing over. Mix. Serve.

This recipe was made possible thanks to a generous contribution by Julianne Evans who creates recipes for the RTA Market at Wright Stop Plaza with Homefull. Learn More

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