Mexican quinoa bowl with spiced beans

30 Min
4 People
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Nourishing bowl of mixed quinoa and spiced Mexican beans, topped with fresh avocado, tomato, corn and served with lime wedges.
1. Place quinoa in a saucepan and cover with plenty of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and rinse.

2. Heat a large frypan with 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Slice spring onions (reserve green tops) and roughly grate carrots, add to pan with spice mix. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, or until fragrant.

3. Add beans (including the water). Simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered.

4. Combine grated lime zest, juice from 1/2 lime, crushed garlic and 1/2 tbsp olive oil. Toss through quinoa and season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Slice avocado, quarter tomatoes and remove corn kernels from cob. Rinse and shred lettuce, slice reserved spring onion tops. Wedge remaining lime.

6. Lightly mash beans with a fork and season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide quinoa between bowls. Top with beans and fresh toppings. Serve with lime wedges.

Serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt or sour cream if desired.
mixed quinoa 1 packet (200g)

spring onions 1/3 bunch
carrots 2
mexican spice mix 1 packet (30g)

black beans 400g
kidney beans 400g

lime 1
garlic 1 clove (small)

avocado 1
cherry tomatoes 1 punnet
corn cob 1
baby cos lettuce 1

From your pantry:
olive + oil (for cooking), salt, pepper