{Recipe} Black Bean, Feta, And Spinach Bowl {Vegetarian, Gluten Free}

Bowls are great, because you can often cook everything in one pot, and you don’t need side dishes since they’re usually a complete meal.
In this Greek inspired dish, you get protein and fiber from the beans and quinoa, minerals and greens from the spinach, and the delicious salty taste of feta. And best of all, it takes less than 30 minutes to make! It’s my go-to meal when I have unexpected guests, or when I’m waaayyy too uninterested in making an elaborate dinner.
Franklin eats the whole thing, and Nicholas like to finger-grasp the beans! This recipe is from The Nourished Village Cookbook – Volume 1.


{Recipe} Black Bean, Feta, And Spinach Bowl {Vegetarian, Gluten Free}


  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa, rinsed if necessary
  • 1 cup boiled water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or your choice of healthy oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, diced fine
  • 1 can black beans from a BPA-free can
  • 1 red pepper, diced fine
  • Pinch salt
  • Giant handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup cubed feta (or more if you like!)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa, boiled water, and pinch of salt. Bring back to a boil,
  2. cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is fully cooked. Turn off the heat, and keep
  3. aside covered while you finish everything else.
  4. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, then add the shallot and red pepper. Stir fry for a few minutes,
  5. until the shallot starts to turn golden, then add the minced garlic. Cook another minute, then add
  6. the black beans. Cook for a few minutes, and turn off the heat.
  7. Add the cooked quinoa to the beans, and stir well. Add the cubed feta, stir, and add the spinach
  8. on top.
  9. Cover, and wait a few minutes for the spinach to wilt from the heat. You can set the table in the
  10. meanwhile!
  11. Mix everything with a large spoon, keeping chunks of feta. Enjoy!
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