Quinoa with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Quinoa with Chipotle-Lime Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, sauce reserved
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir quinoa into onion; saute until toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Pour broth into quinoa mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer until liquid is completely absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir black beans, tomato, bell pepper, and avocado together in a bowl.
  4. Blend cilantro, lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, Greek yogurt, chipotle pepper, 1 tablespoon reserved adobo sauce, honey, cumin, salt, and black pepper together in a blender until dressing is smooth.
  5. Pour dressing over black bean mixture; add quinoa and toss to coat.

03/30/2018
Quinoa with Chipotle-Lime Dressing, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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