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!
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.