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One Pot Mexican Quinoa

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins


This one-pot dish is the easiest weeknight fix to cure those Mexican cravings!


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 can diced tomatoes – I like using fire-roasted tomatoes for extra flavor.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Toppings: more cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, guacamole, whatever you want!


    1. In a medium pot, heat a little oil and add the garlic and jalapenos, cooking until just fragrant. About 1 minute.
    2. Add the quinoa, stock, beans, corn, tomatoes and salt. Bring to a boil.
    3. Lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is just absorbed, about 20 minutes.
    4. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro.
    5. Top with cheese, Greek yogurt, and more cilantro.

    Dig in!


    I like to add shredded chicken to this dish to amp up the protein and to cure my husband’s need for meat-filled dinners!