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One-Pot Mexican Style Quinoa

This quinoa dish is bursting with Mexican flavors that come from ingredients that are healthy and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 189kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion or yellow, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup quinoa dry, rinsed well
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes can (BPA-free brand Muir Glen)
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies can
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth low-sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup cilantro freshly chopped, for garnish


  • In a large skillet, add oil and sauté onion until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and continue to sauté for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients, except cilantro, and stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, approximately 15 minutes. Turn the burner off and allow the covered skillet to set until any remaining liquid is absorbed, 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, add cilantro for garnish, and serve.


Tip: Mexican Style Quinoa is delicious served as a side or add to burritos, enchiladas, or tacos.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 223mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6