Cuban Avocado Black Bean Quinoa

with cilantro vinaigrette

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

A note about serious food allergies

As our relations thaw, we'll probably see more Cuban food in places around you. And that's a very, very good thing; their cuisine is delicious. This quinoa bowl may not exactly be straight outta Havana, but it brings the flavors and spirit right into your kitchen. Quinoa and beans are topped with juicy tomatoes and rich avocado, flavored with a zesty lime and cilantro dressing. It all comes together for a meal you'll be glad you didn't embargo.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 oz. Guacamole
  • ¾ cup Quinoa
  • 2 tsp. Vegetable Base
  • 1 Lime
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 1 Shallot
  • 15½ oz. Black Beans
  • 2 Roma Tomato
  • 2 tsp. Taco Seasoning

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Quinoa

    Cook the Quinoa

    Bring a small pot with quinoa, 1½ cup water, vegetable base, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until tender, 14-16 minutes. Remove from burner. Set aside covered. While quinoa cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Zest and halve lime. Quarter one half and juice remaining half. Mince cilantro, stems and leaves. Mince garlic. Peel and halve shallot. Cut into ¼" dice. Drain black beans. Core tomato and cut into ¼" dice.

  • Step 3 - Make the Cilantro Vinaigrette

    Make the Cilantro 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 black beans), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Set aside.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Black Beans

    Cook the Black Beans

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

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing quinoa in a bowl and topping with black beans, guacamole, and tomatoes. Drizzle vinaigrette over top and squeeze lime quarters over to taste. Bon appétit!

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