How to make vegetarian one-pan Mexican quinoa (video)

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We all crave Mexican food from time to time, but sometimes the cuisine can be a bit heavy. That's why this healthy quinoa recipe is so perfect: it scratches the itch for Mexican food without any of the guilt associated with greasy burritos!
The best part? You can whip up this delicious vegetarian meal in one pan and it only takes 30 minutes!
Vegetarian one-pan Mexican quinoa
Total time: 30 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup vegetable broth
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (15 ounces)
1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (14 ounces)
1 cup frozen corn
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoons cumin
½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to Taste
Cubed avocado and parsley for serving
1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno and cook until softened. About 2 minutes.
2. Add black beans, tomatoes, corn, quinoa, vegetable broth, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir.
3. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on stirring occasionally.
4. Serve with diced avocado and fresh parsley.
There you have it! Delicious, vegetarian Mexican quinoa that only takes a half hour to whip up!
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