Discontinued Black Bean & Quinoa Bowls with Guacamole & Roasted Delicata Squash

Discontinued

Black Bean & Quinoa Bowls with Guacamole & Roasted Delicata Squash

Group Created with Sketch. 35 min
Vegetarian i
Wellness at Blue Apron
Find recipes that suit your lifestyle with our new nutritionist-approved dietary tags.
Fri Delivery Only
Recipe only available for Friday delivery.
WW™ Approved
Our recipes that have the WW™ Mark of Wellness make vegetables the star of your meal, utilize lean proteins, keep calorie counts in mind and limit saturated fat, sodium and added sugar, and use simple, wholesome ingredients to make dinnertime a nourishing and joyful experience. Smart Point Values ® (SPVs) are assigned to recipes on an “as packaged” basis. To learn more about WW™ visit our partner’s website at WW.com.
Vegetarian
Our vegetarian recipes contain no meat, poultry, fish, or seafood, but may include eggs, and animal-based dairy products, such as cheese and sour cream, as well as honey.
600 Calories Or Less
All of these delicious recipes come in at 600 calories or less per serving, ideal for those who choose to monitor their caloric intake, without sacrificing flavor. The US Food & Drug Administration recommends a 2000 calorie daily intake for the general population. The 600 calorie cap equates to 30% of total 2000 calories per day based on 3 meals per day with 200 calories remaining for snack or beverage.
Carb Conscious
Our Carb Conscious recipes provide a balanced approach to carbohydrate consumption by replacing refined carbohydrates from sources like white flour, rice, and cane sugar with high-fiber foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Our Carb Conscious recipes have 42g or less of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) per serving, a 25% reduction in net carbs compared to the average Blue Apron recipe served in 2019. Due to the natural variation in size of and contribution of produce in our recipes, some recipes can be badged as Carb Conscious at 45g or less net carbs per serving.
Mediterranean Diet
Our Mediterranean recipes are inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy eating plan recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published jointly every five years by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). This eating plan highlights the flavors and cooking styles from countries along the Mediterranean Sea, including those in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These recipes showcase a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as lean proteins and moderate portions of dairy.
Plant-Forward
Our Plant-Forward recipes are designed by our chefs to help support a flexible diet that emphasizes plant-based foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and other legumes like lentils and soy foods, and includes occasional, moderate portions of meat, poultry, fish, and seafood.
Diabetes Friendly
Our diabetes friendly offering allows you to enjoy wholesome options while adhering to the guidelines set forth by the nutrition experts at our partner at the American Diabetes Association. A recipe with this badge features non-starchy, fibrous vegetables with a limit on calories, total carbohydrates, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium. For those chefs following ADA guidelines, it is recommended that no additional salt be added to this recipe when prepared and for chefs to skip all salting steps of a recipe. See nutrition information on your current page or at blueapron.com for sodium “as packaged”. To find out more about the American Diabetes Association's guidelines visit our partner’s website www.diabetes.org.
  • icon-servings Created with Sketch.
    2 Servings
  • icon-nutrition Created with Sketch. Est. 690 Cals/serving

For these hearty, Mexican-style grain bowls, you’ll add pickled jalapeño pepper to a base of red quinoa for a nice kick of heat, then top it all with spiced black beans, roasted squash, marinated tomatoes, creamy guacamole, and toasted pepitas.
CLICK FOR RECIPE CARD

Get Cooking
fresh
ingredients
Discontinued Black Bean & Quinoa Bowls with Guacamole & Roasted Delicata Squash
Title
  • ½ cup Red Quinoa
  • 1 15.5-Oz Can Black Beans
  • 1 Delicata Squash
  • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsps Raw Pepitas
  • ¼ cup Guacamole
  • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
  • 1 Tbsp Mexican Spice Blend (Ancho Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin & Dried Mexican Oregano)
time-saving
tips & techniques
Prepare & roast the squash
1 Prepare & roast the squash

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Line a sheet pan with foil. Cut off and discard the ends of the squash; halve lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard the pulp and seeds, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Place on the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and 1/4 of the spice blend. Toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 21 to 23 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Cook the quinoa
2 Cook the quinoa

Meanwhile, add the quinoa to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

Prepare the remaining ingredients & marinate the tomatoes
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & marinate the tomatoes

Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Drain and rinse the beans. Zest the lime to get 1 teaspoon (or use the small side of a box grater). Halve the lime crosswise. In a bowl, combine the guacamole and the juice of 1 lime half. Season with salt and pepper. Halve the tomatoes. Place in a bowl; add the lime zest and the juice of the remaining lime half. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

Toast the pepitas
4 Toast the pepitas

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they toast). Transfer to a bowl and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the beans & serve your dish
5 Cook the beans & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat a  drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened. Add the drained beans, remaining spice blend, and 1/3 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat and stir in the crème fraîche until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. To the pot of cooked quinoa, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Serve the finished quinoa topped with the roasted squash, cooked beans, marinated tomatoes (including any liquid), and seasoned guacamole. Garnish with the toasted pepitas. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

About Blue Apron

Ba hero

Blue Apron delivers original, step-by-step recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Our menus change every week, so with each delivery you learn to cook inventive new dishes with seasonal ingredients. By letting us source these hard-to-find ingredients for you, you'll get food that is fresher and cheaper than you can get at your local supermarket, and there's no waste because we only send you what you need for each recipe.

We named our company “Blue Apron” because chefs around the world wear blue aprons when they're learning to cook, and it has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. We believe you're never done learning in the kitchen, so we design our menus to ensure you're always learning new cooking techniques, trying new cuisines, and using unique ingredients.

Blue Apron is a weekly subscription service with no commitment - you can skip a week or cancel at any time with a week's notice. We can't wait to cook with you!

Get This Recipe Delivered
Prepare & roast the squash
1 Prepare & roast the squash

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Line a sheet pan with foil. Cut off and discard the ends of the squash; halve lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard the pulp and seeds, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Place on the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and 1/4 of the spice blend. Toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 21 to 23 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

2 Cook the quinoa

Meanwhile, add the quinoa to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

Cook the quinoa
Prepare the remaining ingredients & marinate the tomatoes
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & marinate the tomatoes

Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Drain and rinse the beans. Zest the lime to get 1 teaspoon (or use the small side of a box grater). Halve the lime crosswise. In a bowl, combine the guacamole and the juice of 1 lime half. Season with salt and pepper. Halve the tomatoes. Place in a bowl; add the lime zest and the juice of the remaining lime half. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

4 Toast the pepitas

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they toast). Transfer to a bowl and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan.

Toast the pepitas
Cook the beans & serve your dish
5 Cook the beans & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat a  drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened. Add the drained beans, remaining spice blend, and 1/3 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat and stir in the crème fraîche until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. To the pot of cooked quinoa, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Serve the finished quinoa topped with the roasted squash, cooked beans, marinated tomatoes (including any liquid), and seasoned guacamole. Garnish with the toasted pepitas. Enjoy!