Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mexican Quinoa


We've all heard the great nutritional benefits of quinoa and I've been searching for delicious recipes including the power-grain. This Mexican Quinoa was so flavorful and so easy to make! Simply throw all the ingredients into a skillet on the stove and heat for about 20 minutes - even the quinoa cooks right in the pan! My family went crazy for this dish, next time I'll double the ingredients, but below is the single recipe.

Ingredients
1 cup quinoa
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes & green chiles, drained
1 cup vegetable broth
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime
salt/pepper to taste

Directions
In a large skillet, heat olive oil on high and add onion & garlic. Cook for about 2 minutes until fragrant. Add quinoa, vegetable broth, black beans, corn, Rotel, cumin and chili powder. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until quinoa is fully cooked. Add cilantro and lime juice at the end, stir together until all flavors are combined. Add salt/pepper if needed. Serve warm and enjoy!

59 comments:

  1. Yumm! This looks amazing! So full of flavor! Have an excellent weekend!

    Danielle
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  2. Wow looks amazing!

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    xoxo

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  3. I love quinoa. I usually have mine with black beans, butternut squash, and kale but definitely am ready to try a different recipe. This sounds yummy!!

    ~Krisztina
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    1. That sounds amazing! Thanks Krisztina!

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  4. YUM!! I definitely need to try this!

    xx, Elise
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  5. This recipe looks amazing!! I love quinoa and eat it all of the time!

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  6. I love quinoa! I've made a similar recipe to this, but it has been a while. Totally need to make this!

    Amy Ann
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  7. YUM! I make something similar to this and it's always a favorite. SO good in a taco salad!
    xx
    Laura
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    1. I need to try it in a taco salad, that sounds delicious! Thanks Laura!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe here. It looks yummy! Have a lovely day beautiful lady!
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  9. This looks so delicious and would be perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great day so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  10. yummy these look so good
    xo
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  11. Mmmmm I love quinoa and it sounds so amazing in Mexican food! Thanks for sharing this, it sounds amazing!

    Rachel xx
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  12. I LOVE quinoa because it's so versatile! This dish looks awesome! My fiance loves Mexican so he would really enjoy this!

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  13. Great post babe. Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend my love! :-)
    Much love, Len
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    1. Thank you Len! Hope you have a great weekend too lady!

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  14. OMG this looks so good! I'm always on the hunt for new healthy recipes to make for dinner. I will be giving this one a try for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Kathy
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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  15. A 20 minute meal is my kinda dinner! Looks super easy too, which I love. Enjoy the Superbowl commercials and food this weekend! :)

    Shauna

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  16. A 20 minute meal is my kinda dinner! Looks super easy too, which I love. Enjoy the Superbowl commercials and food this weekend! :)

    Shauna

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  17. Looks amazing!!!

    xo Annie
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  18. This sounds totally yummy, I'll give it a try for Saturday's lunch :)


    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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  19. This looks so amazing! Def adding this to my to do list!

    Annessa
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  20. Looks so good!!
    XX

    Mónica Sors

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  21. This looks so good and so easy to make! I'm pinning so I can try it soon!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  22. yum! Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend! Loves!
    XO JNESS
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  23. I've never made quinoa before. This looks so good and sounds easy, I'll have to give it try!
    Rachael
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  24. Ohhhmmmyy i need to try this at home
    I love quinoa so much.

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  25. Looks delicious!! Deffo one to try x

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  26. ohhh yum!!
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  27. Looks so good, babe! Need to try this recipe!!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  28. This looks absolutely delicious! I'm definitely going to try this at home
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