One-Pan Mexican Quinoa

This is my new go-to weeknight dinner! I’ve seen a couple of recipes floating around on Pinterest for one-pan quinoa dishes. I combined a couple and here’s my spin. Everything, even the quinoa, is cooked in one pan. It’s so easy and packed with flavor. You really should make this Mexican Quinoa…seriously…try it!

Let’s get started…

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the olive oil, garlic, and jalapeno and saute for 1 minute.

Then add the rinsed quinoa, vegetable broth,

Rinsed black beans,

Tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes until broth is fully absorbed.  Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and stir in the cilantro and lime juice.

Garnish and serve!

1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and drained
1 cup vegetable broth
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juices
1 cup frozen corn
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
chopped fresh cilantro (I used about 3 Tablespoons)
1 lime, juiced
1 avocado, sliced
Garnish with shredded cheese, Greek yogurt or sour cream, green onions, etc
***to make it vegan, simply omit the cheese and Greek yogurt

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and jalapeños and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Stir in the quinoa, broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.

Cover and let cook for 20-25 minutes, until the liquid is fully absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Top with avocado and garnish as desired.

Recipe adapted from: Cook Like a Champion and Damn Delicious

Similar Recipes:

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili with Honey Cornbread Muffins

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake


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  • http://fitsickle.com fitsickle

    Oh wow, all my favorite things in one dish!! Looks amazing.. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      We love this recipe. It’s so good!

  • http://www.ksrunner.com Sarah @ KS Runner

    And now I know what I’ll be making for dinner tonight! This looks great!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Woo hoo…hope you like it!!

  • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

    Ummmm hola’ senorita!!! I pinned this first thing this morning before I even checked your blog haha!! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s awesome…hope you like it!

  • Aubree Cruz

    What is the yellow juicer thingy you’re using in one of the last pictures?? I need one!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Just a lemon/lime juicer. I bought mine at Williams Sonoma:)

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  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    Woo hoo! This looks delish, Jen! Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake is definitely my favorite recipe of yours, but this may inch in on its place – ha! 😉 Will try it soon; thank you!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It’s basically the same flavors…just a little quicker to prepare.

  • Leslie

    I just made this tonight and added lean ground turkey. Perfect quick and filling dish! Thanks for sharing Jen.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m so glad you liked it!!!

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