Easy Mexican Quinoa

One thing I hear from people all the time is that eating healthy is too expensive or takes too much time. This mexican quinoa recipe is here to bust those myths! It is incredibly easy to make (you only need ONE pan!), the ingredients are inexpensive, and it is packed with nutrient rich food! Quinoa is one of the world’s known superfoods which means that it has a ton of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are good for us. It is high in protein and fiber, too, which keep us feeling full and satisfied. Black beans are also a good source of fiber and protein. The other veggies have great nutritional qualities and avocado is another superfood that has amazing health benefits!

What’s more? This is an excellent recipe for meal prep! Make a bunch and portion out for meals every day. Or keep some on hand for a side dish or topping on salad!

 

What you need:

1 TBSP olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1-2 jalapenos, minced

1 cup quinoa

1 cup vegetable broth

1 can black beans

1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

½ cup of corn kernels

1 ½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and diced

1 lime

Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

 

What you do:

  1. In a large skillet, sauté garlic and jalapeno in oil for about 1 minute
  2. Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked through.
  5. Add in avocado, lime juice, and cilantro.
  6. Enjoy!
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