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One Skillet Mexican Quinoa

Julie Wunder
One Skillet Mexican Quinoa features colorful vegetables, black beans, fluffy quinoa, and taco - Tex Mex inspired flavors for a 30-minute meal that's healthy and filling.  This vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dinner is simply simmered in one pan or skillet making it a delightful weeknight meal.  The whole family will love this One Pan Mexican Quinoa!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 15 ounce canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 ounce canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 ounce canned diced green chilies
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon Taco or Mexican Spice Mix
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • toppings: cilantro, lime, diced avocado


  • In a large non-stick 12 inch skillet with a cover sauté the onions and pepper in the olive oil over medium-low heat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until they start to turn translucent. In the last minute add the garlic and continue to sauté for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the quinoa, broth, canned tomatoes, canned black beans, green chilies, frozen corn, Mexican Spice Mix and more salt and pepper to the skillet. Turn temperature up to high. Bring to a boil, then cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  • While the quinoa mixture is cooking, stir it occasionally to keep it from sticking and to check and make sure it doesn't need anymore water or broth.
  • Once cooked stir in the lime juice.
  • Serve the quinoa with toppings like lime wedges, cilantro and avocado.


Store this One Skillet Mexican Quinoa in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Use your favorite Taco Seasoning or make your own with my DIY Mexican Spice Mix.


Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 12gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 794mgPotassium: 587mgFiber: 13gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1435IUVitamin C: 54mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Mexican Quinoa, One Pan Mexican Quinoa, One Skillet Mexican Quinoa
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