Quinoa Tacos

Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 2.5  


  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add quinoa and chicken broth in pan and cook according to package directions (usually bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes over low heat).
  2. In the meantime, place oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add black beans (undrained), cumin and chili powder.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes (until beans have softened).
  6. Add quinoa to bean mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Place in flour or corn tortilla, top with your favorite condiments and enjoy!

Nutritional data

Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 171
Fat: 2.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 30 grams
Protein: 8 grams

Nutritional data is approximate.


I think getting tired of meat is going to be a good thing for me. I've really had to put serious thought into what I'm going to eat. Tonight I was craving tacos, but I didn't just want bean tacos. As usual I hit up the pantry looking for something to work with. I came across a container of chili lime chicken broth (I don't know what ever possessed me to buy it!!!!) and the gears started turning. I looked around and saw the bag of quinoa and an idea was born.

Just a note about seasonings: Like salt and pepper, when it comes to cumin and chili powder it really comes down to personal preference. Each of these spices have a very distinct taste. Although I personally prefer more of both, the amount in the ingredients is a good starting point and shouldn't overwhelm you.