Quinoa-Black Bean Fajita Filling with Cilantro and Lime
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Salt
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • large garlic cloves
  • large handful of cilantro leaves, about a cup
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • Ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
  1. Bring 2 cups of water, the quinoa, and ¼ teaspoon salt to boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Along with black beans, place quinoa into a serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, mince garlic and cilantro in food processor. Add lime juice and a light sprinkling of salt and pepper; process to combine. Add coconut oil; process again to combine. Because quinoa is like a sponge and absorbs the dressing quickly, toss the quinoa and black beans with the dressing right before serving for boldest flavor. Serve warm.
Wrap this quinoa-black bean filling in flour tortillas and serve with your choice of all the usual fajita toppings: sliced avocado
, tomatoes, sour cream
, grated cheese, sliced red onion, hot pepper sauce.
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at https://threemanycooks.com/recipes/salads-and-sides/quinoa-black-bean-fajita-filling-with-cilantro-and-lime/