South American-style quinoa with fried eggs

South American-style quinoa with fried eggs

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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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal468
  • fat21g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre15g
  • protein25g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 75g quinoa
    Quinoa

    Quinoa

    keen-wah

    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • 400g can black beans, drained
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced, plus extra wedges to serve
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 160g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small avocado, stoned, peeled and roughly chopped
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 3 spring onions or ½ small red onion, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • rapeseed oil, for frying
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 medium eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

Method

  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).

  2. 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.

  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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