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Mexican Quinoa Fiesta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1.5 cups diced tomatoes fresh or canned
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped, fresh


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat

  2. Add minced garlic and jalapeno, stirring for 1-2 minutes until garlic lightly browns

  3. Crush chili flakes and cumin seeds

  4. Add in vegetable broth, quinoa, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili flakes and cumin

  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste

  6. Bring pan to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is cooked

  7. Stir in avocado, lime juice and cilantro

Recipe Notes

For the health conscious serve hot with chicken strips and for the party conscious pour over nachos add cheese and bake until the cheese is melted.