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!
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Let’s get started…
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Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the olive oil, garlic, and jalapeno and saute for 1 minute.
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Then add the rinsed quinoa, vegetable broth,
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Rinsed black beans,
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Tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper.
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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.
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Garnish and serve!
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Ingredients:
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

Instructions:
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
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Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake
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