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The easiest 30 minute quinoa recipe on the web

The easiest quinoa recipe you will find! Quinoa with black beans, corn and tomato salsa. Ready in 30 minutes or less

Today I want to show you a very easy and very quick meal. You can serve it warm as a main dish or cold as a salad. This is my favourite, easiest quinoa recipe you can possibly find.

Initially I saw this recipe in the Facebook page of Tasty and it immediately caught my eye. It’s very straightforward, one-pot dish. The ingredients are very simple – quinoa, canned black beans, canned corn and tomato salsa. I believe most vegans already have these in their pantry.

If you want to glamour it up a bit, you can make the avocado dressing as Tasty shows in the video. It’s also very fast and easy. I’ll be making another post for the dressing as I want to point out a few tips and tricks in working with mashed avocado.

Check some of my other very quick and easy recipes:

So, with no further ado, let’s see my version of the easiest quinoa recipe!

easiest quinoa recipe


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • A can of black beans
  • Corn – either a can or 1/2 pack frozen
  • A can of tomato salsa or canned chopped tomatoes
  • Salt, pepper and cumin to taste


Start by boiling your quinoa. One cup should be enough for 4 portions. Heat your pan and pour one cup quinoa and two cups water. Simmer until boiled through. On medium to high heat it should take no more than 20 minutes.

When your quinoa is well-cooked, add the corn, black beans, salt, pepper and tomato salsa. You can use a can of chopped tomatoes instead of salsa, but don’t forget to add some spices, otherwise your dish will be very bland. I usually add a pinch of salt, paprika, black pepper and cumin.

Leave the dish on medium to low heat for another 10 minutes or so, just so that the tastes can incorporate.

Note! If you’re using frozen corn instead of canned, allow for more boiling time. Or, if you don’t want to use canned beans, make sure to check my guide here:

The best way of cooking dry beans – steps + secret trick

That’s it – easy-peasy and very delicious! Stay tuned for my avocado dressing recipe soon!

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