DORM RECIPE: Quinoa in College!

meal prep

meal prepHere’s a SUPER simple and quick quinoa recipe that I absolutely adore. It should take about 20 minutes and this will provide 4-5 servings – enough for lunches for a whole work week!! (ps – the picture says meal prep Sunday because I made it then. I know it’s Thursday today haha)

What you’ll need:

  • An electric water heater/hot pot that you can cook food in like this guy here that I have from Target
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 cup rinsed quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can whole kernal unsweetened corn rinsed and trained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and trained
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato (or canned & diced tomatoes)
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive (or grape) oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • pinch of salt


Boil water in kettle. Rinse quinoa in room temperature water. Add rinsed quinoa to boiling water. Let simmer for 15 minutes (or until fluffy and cooked). Mix together corn, beans, avocado, tomato, zucchini, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, and salt together in a big bowl. When quinoa is cooked, fluff with a fork. Add quinoa to large mixture of the other ingredients. Serve hot or cold!

SO EASY! I promise you’ll love this recipe. A lot of people add a bit of hot pepper to theirs, so feel free to do that if you want a little kick. Have fun and happy cooking!!!!

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