Mexican Quinoa One Pot Dinner

Deni Elwood


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.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 can(s)
    fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    fiesta corn or mexi-corn
  • 1 can(s)
    diced green chilies
  • 1 can(s)
    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(s)
    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!

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About Mexican Quinoa One Pot Dinner

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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