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Green Bean White Bean Quinoa

Green Bean White Bean Quinoa

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


With arugula, parsley and feta, this quick and easy green bean white bean quinoa makes a great side dish served at room temperature no matter the season.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 pound green beans trimmed and sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 115 ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed (cannellini, great northern or navy beans)
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 12 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let the quinoa cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook the green beans in a pot of salted boiling water until just tender but still crisp, about 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the green beans to a bowl of ice water. Once the green beans are cool, drain the water and pat dry with a towel.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, green beans, white beans, scallions, arugula, parsley, feta, salt and pepper.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar and olive oil. Then stir into the quinoa.