Turkey-Black Bean Quinoa

Great as a side or as the main dish! This turkey and black bean quinoa recipe is flavorful, fresh and filling! It is sure to become a go-to favorite!
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Sit Time 5 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 560 kcal


  • Measuring Cup
  • Mesh colander
  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Large skillet
  • Measuring spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing spoon



  • Rinse quinoa in a mesh colander under cold water. In a saucepan, add one cup tri-color quinoa to two cups unsalted chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, in large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey and seasoning; cook 5 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up turkey with side of spoon. Add corn; cook 3 minutes or until turkey is browned and corn is heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • In large bowl, stir beans, tomatoes, cilantro, salt, pepper and remaining 1 tablespoon oil; fold in quinoa and turkey mixture. Serve quinoa mixture garnished with cilantro, if desired. Makes about 7 cups.



  • This dish can be prepared in advance, covered and refrigerated up to 3 days; serve cold for an easy lunch or side dish.


Serving: 1.75cupsCalories: 560kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 38gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 402mgFiber: 11gSugar: 4g
Keyword Easy Recipes, Entertaining, Family Friendly, Gluten-Free, Healthy Eating, Leftovers, Make Ahead Meals, Stove Top
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