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Gluten Free Costa Rican Gallo Pinto with Quinoa Recipe

Gallo Pinto is a side dish from Costa Rica that is served with pretty much every meal. It’s super simple and consists of rice, beans, peppers, onions, and some spices. We’re using quinoa to amp up the protein, but feel free to use white or brown rice instead.

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Gluten Free Costa Rican Gallo Pinto with Quinoa Recipe

Gallo Pinto is a side dish from Costa Rica that is super simple and consists of rice, beans, peppers, onions, and some spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 539kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 cups quinoa or rice cooked and cooled
  • 2 cups black beans from scratch or a can
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce optional
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and peppers and sauté until the onion is translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add quinoa and beans and toss to combine. If the mixture feels dry, add a splash of water to loosen it up.
  • Add seasonings and hot sauce (if using) and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until hot.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Costa Rican Gallo Pinto with Quinoa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 542mg23%
Potassium 929mg27%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Calcium 80mg8%
Vitamin C 35.7mg43%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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