Easy Mexican Quinoa

This is a great tasting, colourful dish that's so easy to prepare and cook, plus you only need one pan to cook it in! Ideal as a main meal for 2, or as a side dish for 4, this Easy Mexican Quinoa dish has it all; protein, fibre, spice and tartness from fresh lime juice.

  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Cook Time25 mins
  • Serves2-4
  • DifficultyEasy
  • Ingredients15


  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 420g can black beans, drained
  • 400g roasted cherry or sundried tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • chopped coriander for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste

What To Do

  1. Sauté the garlic and jalapeño in olive oil in a large pan for 1 minute.
  2. Add in quinoa, stock, black beans, roasted tomatoes, corn, chili, and cumin. Stir.
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes, checking on it occasionally and stirring.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with lime juice, diced tomato and garnish with coriander.

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