Cuban Avocado Black Bean Quinoa

with cilantro

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • ½ cup Quinoa
  • 2 tsp. Vegetable Base
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 15½ oz. Black Beans
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Avocado
  • Info
    1 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    643
  • Carbohydrates
    79g
  • Fat
    29g
  • Protein
    20g
  • Sodium
    1270mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Quinoa
    1

    Cook the Quinoa

    Place a small pot with quinoa, 1 cup water, vegetable base, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until tender, 14-16 minutes. Remove from burner. While quinoa cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Core tomato and cut into ¼" dice. Drain beans. Mince cilantro, stems and leaves. Peel and halve shallot. Cut into ¼" dice. Zest and halve lime. Quarter one half and juice remaining half. Mince garlic. Halve avocado and remove pit by carefully tapping pit with the blade of your knife so it sticks. Gently twist knife to release pit. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and slice thinly.

  • Step 3 - Make the Vinaigrette
    3

    Make the Vinaigrette

    In a mixing bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. lime juice, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, cilantro, 1 tsp. lime zest, half the garlic (reserve remaining for beans), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Beans
    4

    Cook the Beans

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and shallot to hot pan. Stir often until softened, 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add beans, ¼ cup water, and taco seasoning and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, cover, and cook 5 minutes. Remove from burner.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing qiunoa in a bowl and topping with beans, tomatoes, avocado, and drizzling vinagretteover bowl. Squeeze lime over bowl, if desired. Bon appétit!