I am happy to finally sharing another recipe with you today. I haven’t posted a recipe in over two weeks because life at home has been a little crazy lately. If you didn’t see my last post, we adopted an eight week schnoodle puppy on November 8th. We pretty much have been doing nothing but puppy stuff ever since we got him.
I did manage to whip this up a couple weeks ago for a quick weeknight meal! Imagine fluffy quinoa mixed with black beans, corn, fresh spinach, in a spicy tomato sauce.
Today I’m sharing this recipe for Mexican Quinoa Skillet. This is a very easy recipe that can be easily customized to whatever ingredients you like. You seriously just throw everything in a skillet and let the flavors cook together.
You could add bell peppers, jalapenos, maybe even broccoli or snap peas. Some ground turkey would probably be fantastic too for some extra protein!
I love skillets like this because I love to load mine up with a few giant spoonfuls of sour cream, cheese, and a ripe avocado. Everything just tastes so good together.
Here’s the recipe for this super easy weeknight meal!
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup Quinoa, cooked
- 28oz can diced tomatoes, with liquid
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can low-sodium corn kernels, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 2 Tbsp sour cream
- For the topping: sour cream, cheese, avocado, cilantro
- Cook the Quinoa according to package directions. Set aside.
- Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, cook for about 1 minute.
- Add the black beans and corn, cook for about five minutes until soft.
- Add tomatoes, ketchup, spices. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until liquid reduces slightly.
- Add the Quinoa and fold in the spinach.
- Divide into four bowls, top with sour cream, cheese, avocado and cilantro.
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!