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{One Skillet} Mexican Quinoa

An easy and healthy meatless quinoa dish made all in one skillet with your favorite Mexican flavors.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword healthy mexican dish, mexican quinoa, one pan dinner mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 352 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes drained well
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1-1/2 cups corn kernels frozen or canned
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • 1 avocado halved, peeled and diced
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add in jalapeno and zucchini and cook for another minute or two, continuing to stir.
  2. Add quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then cover with a lid and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 20 minutes until quinoa is cooked through. Toss in avocado, lime juice, and cilantro and stir to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from this Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Corn Casserole

Nutrition Facts
{One Skillet} Mexican Quinoa
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 290mg12%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1340IU27%
Vitamin C 58.7mg71%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.