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Skillet of Mexican quinoa with wooden spoon in center

One Pot Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa is a hearty, healthy vegan dinner that's packed with flavor and it's on the table in about 40 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 small sweet potato peeled and chopped into 1/2" chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed (be sure to rinse the quinoa or it may have a bitter flavor!)
  • 14.5 ounces Hunt's No Salt Added Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 10 ounces RO*TEL Mild Diced Tomatoes and Chilies
  • 15 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable stock or water
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • Extra cilantro and lime wedges avocado, or cheese for serving, optional

Instructions 

  • Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potato and sauté 3-4 minutes longer. Add the garlic and bell peppers, cook 2 minutes, then add the spices and cook 30 seconds longer.
  • Add the quinoa, both cans of diced tomatoes, black beans, and vegetable stock or water and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the quinoa has absorbed most of the liquid.
  • Remove from heat and add the lime juice, cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with garnishes, if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • The taco seasoning can be subbed with 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon smoked paprika.
  • This meal is great for meal prep and keeps for up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Customize this Mexican quinoa with your favorite veggies and items in your pantry.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 2341mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 12g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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