Southwestern Quinoa Bake (Vegan)

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  • 1 cup quinoa (rinsed)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels (organic)
  • 1 can black beans (cooked, rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup vegan cheese (shredded, extra for topping)
  • cilantro
  • green onions
  • avocado
  • tomatoes
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium50% DV1210mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein35% DV18g
    Carbs23% DV69g
    Fiber56% DV14g
    Calories450Calories from Fat110
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat110
    Total Carbohydrate69g23%
    Dietary Fiber14g56%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C160%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ryan Swinson a month ago
    It turned out great!
    Beth 5 months ago
    I loved this recipe....It came out really tasty...thank you!
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Very good, I added more to spice amounts and I squeezed some fresh lime juice on each serving.
    Yvette 6 months ago
    Tasty! I used chives from my patio garden in lieu of green onions; in lieu of adding cheese and baking, covered pot after adding diced tomatoes. Simmered for 10 mins. Perfect hint of seasoning!
    Jadie 6 months ago
    It was very filling and healthy. We made guacamole to go with it and added mung bean sprouts which improved it immensely but honestly-it could’ve used more flavor
    Freeman 6 months ago
    Didn't put cheese on top and didn't bake it and it was delicious, very nutritious 👍
    Kitchen Magic 6 months ago
    It was hearty and fresh but could use more flavor
    Courtney 6 months ago
    Amazing!! What I made looked nothing like the picture listed on the recipe (lol) but it came out great!
    Karen Gatch Sykes 7 months ago
    Great I added salsa for some extra zing
    Tatum 7 months ago
    Tasty and filling! Would make again
    Stephanie Brooke 7 months ago
    Delicious! We all added a little hot sauce to spice it up a bit and my non-vegan teenage son added dairy cheese but everyone cleaned their plates
    Joy H. 7 months ago
    Delicious! I use as a burrito filling, add salsa and a little romaine and it makes a tasty and healthy burrito!
    Sarah Smith 7 months ago
    Pretty dull recipe. I think it relies on the cheese because otherwise, there’s not a lot of flavor, and the veggie to quinoa ratio is way off. Too much quinoa, too few veggies. I added rotisserie chicken to mine.
    Kelli Owens 7 months ago
    Really tasty dish. Could maybe use a little enchilada sauce or salsa, but also was good as is.
    Jessica 8 months ago
    kids love it! very good.
    Jen 9 months ago
    Really loved how the flavors married in this dish. Even better the next day for leftovers! Will make again.
    Joyoussaint 9 months ago
    It was really good & fulfilling!!!
    Nancy D. 9 months ago
    My family and I really liked this recipe. The flavors are all balanced. I added more cilantro as a garnish. I would make it again definitely.
    Nan L. 9 months ago
    Great! I will definitely make this again. I was out of black beans so I used pinto beans instead.
    Tara P. 9 months ago
    Yummy and quick! I used frozen steam in bag quinoa and our favorite fresh made salsa to simplify the recipe even more. Kid approved!
    QuickLineCook 10 months ago
    This was delicious! I used ancho instead of cayenne, and it turned out great!
    Michele Leah 10 months ago
    This is Delicious! I can’t stop eating it! Ha
    Niki W. 10 months ago
    Perfect! We love this. Awesome for a cold, winter day
    Jocelyn Elmore 10 months ago
    I left out the yellow bell peppers and substituted crushed red pepper for the cayenne. It was delicious.
    Aloha! 10 months ago
    Easy, healthy, and delicious!
    PassionateFoodie 10 months ago
    Delicious. Will be a favorite around this house. Great during Lenten Season.
    Patterson a year ago
    Our whole family loved it!! Added some salsa to it before a baked it as well to make it a little saucy
    Peggy a year ago
    A tasty and quick meal! I made some modifications based on what I had and other reviews. I sautéed the onions and garlic with a diced green bell pepper. Then I added 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp chili powder, and 1/2 tsp cayenne and let that coat everything before adding the next ingredients. Omitted the yellow bell pepper because I didn’t have one. Added a drained can of unsalted, diced tomatoes and feta cheese at the end. Didn’t bake it.
    Shancat a year ago
    Yum, straightforward recipe. Easy to adapt with whatever’s in the cupboard.
    This recipe is very delicious