South American-style quinoa with fried eggs

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:20 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Super-charge your lunch with protein-rich quinoa and combine it with black beans, avocado and fried egg in this nutritious veggie dish for two

Nutrient Unit
kcal 468
fat 21g
saturates 4g
carbs 37g
sugars 6g
fibre 15g
protein 25g
salt 1g
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  • 75g quinoa
  • 400g can black beans , drained
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lime , zested and juiced, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 160g cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 small avocado , stoned, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 3 spring onions or ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • rapeseed oil , for frying
  • 2 medium eggs
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  • STEP 1

Put the quinoa in a small pan with 250ml water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and gently simmer for 15-20 mins, stirring occasionally until most of the water has been absorbed and the grains have doubled in size (if there’s any water left in the pan, drain well).

  • STEP 2
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Tip into a bowl and stir through the beans, spices, lime zest and juice and vinegar. Stir well, then add the tomatoes, avocado, coriander and onion, and spoon onto plates.

  • STEP 3

Heat a drop of oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the eggs until the whites are set with a crispy edge and the yolk is runny. Serve the quinoa topped with the eggs.

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