Cuban Avocado Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

with cilantro vinaigrette

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

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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. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top._

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Avocado
  • ¾ cup Quinoa
  • 2 tsp. Vegetable Base
  • 1 Lime
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 5 oz. Black Beans
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Poblano Pepper

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Quinoa

    Cook the Quinoa

    Bring a small pot with quinoa, 1½ cups 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 (no need to stem). Mince garlic. Drain black beans. Halve tomatoes. 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. Cut into ¼" slice. Stem poblano pepper, seed, halve lengthwise, and slice into ½” wide strips. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.

  • 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 non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and remaining garlic to hot pan. Stir until fragrant, 30-60 seconds. Add poblano pepper and stir occasionally until softened, xx-yy minutes. Add black beans, ¼ cup water, and taco seasoning and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer, cover, and cook until heated through, 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, avocado, and tomatoes. If using protein, place on top of quinoa. Drizzle vinaigrette over top and squeeze lime quarters over to taste. Bon appétit!

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