Simple One Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

one pot Mexican quinoa recipe vegan

Mexican cuisine is renowned for its vibrant flavors, and if you’re a fan of easy, delicious meals, one pot Mexican quinoa is a must-try. This versatile dish brings together the goodness of quinoa, black beans, corn, and a medley of spices. Let’s dive into the culinary fiesta and discover how to whip up this savory delight. If you are a fan of one-pot recipes you can check out my collection of One Pot Vegan Meals here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To embark on one pot Mexican quinoa recipe, gather the following ingredients:

  • Dry quinoa
  • Vegetable broth & 1 cup water
  • Rd onion, finely diced
  • Cloves garlic, minced
  • Bell pepper, diced
  • Can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Can whole kernel corn
  • Salsa
  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings Options:

  • Lime, vegan sour cream, cilantro, green onion, hot sauce, vegan cheese

Helpful Tools

To make your cooking experience a breeze, ensure you have the following tools:

  • Medium pot or dutch oven
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Wooden spoon

How To Make This Recipe

In a medium pot or dutch oven on medium heat, add olive oil.

Add diced onion and green bell pepper. Saute for 3-4 mins.

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Add in garlic, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Toast spices, stirring constantly for 1 min.

ingredients for one pot Mexican quinoa

Add in water, vegetable broth, dry quinoa, salsa, black beans, corn, and bring to a boil.

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Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 14 mins.

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Add in spinach and cook for another minute or until the spinach has wilted.

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Fluff with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

one pot Mexican quinoa recipe

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra flavor, try using homemade salsa.
  • Experiment with different toppings to customize your dish.

FAQs

Can I use frozen spinach instead of fresh?

Yes, you can. Ensure it’s thawed and well-drained before adding.

Can I substitute quinoa with another grain?

While quinoa works best, you can try rice or couscous as alternatives. Adjust cook time accordingly.

Can I make this in advance?

Yes, prepare the quinoa mixture and store it, adding toppings before serving.

one pot Mexican quinoa recipe vegan

One Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

Indulge in a symphony of flavors with our one-pot Mexican quinoa. Packed with protein and veggies, it's a quick, tasty, and healthy plant based meal for any day!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Fusion, Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¼ cups dry quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth & 1 cup water
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 19 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 12 oz can whole kernel corn
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste

Toppings Options

  • lime, vegan sour cream, cilantro, green onion, hot sauce, vegan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot or dutch oven on medium heat, add olive oil. Then add diced onion and green bell pepper. Saute for 3-4 mins.
  • Add in garlic, chili powder and smoked paprika. Toast spices, stirring constantly for 1 min.
  • Next, add in water, vegetable broth, dry quinoa, salsa, black beans, corn, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 14 mins.
  • Add in spinach, and cook for another minute or until the spinach has wilted. Fluff with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Add your favourite toppings and enjoy!
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Conclusion: One pot Mexican quinoa

One pot Mexican quinoa is not just a meal; it’s a flavor-packed experience. Whether you’re a busy professional or a home cook looking for a quick, nutritious dinner, this recipe has you covered. Embrace the fusion of Mexican flavors in this easy-to-make dish and treat your taste buds to a fiesta!

4 thoughts on “Simple One Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

  1. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    Such great flavors! Loved this recipe so great that it was one pot easy clean up and nice to add some customization.

  2. Shanice says:

    5 stars
    This was a delicious quinoa recipe nice blend of flavours and texture.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m delighted to hear you found the quinoa recipe delicious! It’s wonderful that the blend of flavors and textures worked well for you. Thanks for the feedback!

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