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mexican quinoa one pot dinner

a recipe by
Deni Elwood
The Villages, FL

This is a great easy and quick one pot meal. It is vegetarian and if you want to make it vegan, just substitute vegan cheese. Everything else is ok. I couldn't believe how great this tasted when it was done.

serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mexican quinoa one pot dinner

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 can
    fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can
    fiesta corn or mexi-corn
  • 1 can
    diced green chilies
  • 1 can
    black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 c
    sliced black olives
  • 1 c
    quinoa uncooked - i used multi color
  • 1 c
    vegetable broth
  • 4-5 stalk
    green onions sliced (including the greens)
  • 2 c
    shredded mexican cheese
  • 2
    ripe avalados diced
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 11/2 tsp
    adobo powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • lime juice for squeezing on the avocado

How To Make mexican quinoa one pot dinner

  • 1
    Put the olive oil and garlic in a large frying pan and sauce for one minute
  • 2
    Add tomatoes, chilies, corn, black beans, black olives, vegetable broth and dry quinoa.
  • 3
    Add chili powder, cumin, adobo, salt and pepper. Stir all ingredients together.
  • 4
    Cover and bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 5
    While frying pan is cooking, chop onions and avocado. Drizzle lime juice on the avocado.
  • 6
    When 20 minutes is up, uncover and stir again. Spoon up and cover with cheese so it can melt. Then garnish with onions and avocado. Serve and enjoy!