Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mexican Quinoa Bowl

I've mentioned before I'm all about quick and easy recipes these days. Well I have found the absolute quickest and easiest recipe! I mean it. This is hands down foolproof. Oh and did I mention, it just might be the tastiest thing we've ever eaten. Seriously!

I found this gem when Colleen mentioned it and just knew we had to try it. We are all about some quinoa but lately are a little burned out on this guy {I mean we eat it once a week!}.

Mexican Quinoa Bowl
{adapted from Kitchen Simplicity}
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeños, chopped
Olive oil
1 1/4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1/2 can of corn, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Chopped fresh cilantro
Lime juice

Pour a little bit of olive oil into a saucepan and sauté jalapeños and garlic for a minute or two.
Then add broth, quinoa, beans, tomatoes, corn and salt.
Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat.
Let simmer for 25 minutes.
Then add lime juice and cilantro to taste.

The best part of this dish is the fact it's a one pot recipe.
You literally just dump everything in the pot and let it sit.
Amazing, I tell you!
You can top with anything you like.
Cheese, sour cream, salsa, extra cilantro.
You really can't go wrong.
I even whipped up a batch of super easy guacamole.
Mash up avocados and add lime juice, garlic powder, Nature's Seasons and cilantro to taste.
A Mexican feast that's healthy...
Does it get much better?


  1. This looks SO yummy! I've actually never made quinoa, but see it ALL over the place! I think it's time I try some for myself! :)

  2. Sounds so good and I love that its easy!!! Just what I need!