Recipe Review – One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Recipe Review – One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Note: these recipe reviews are my way of sharing recipes from other food bloggers and dietitians that I have tried myself and love!  The image(s) on this page are from my version.

Check out why I love this recipe below, as well as any tips or suggestions to boost the recipe’s nutritional content (as applicable), then scroll to the bottom of the post for the link to the full recipe from the source. Enjoy! 

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

I love anything that cooks in one pan because it means minimal dishes, which means minimal time in the kitchen.

This One Pan Mexican Quinoa recipe from Damn Delicious also keeps things balanced by including whole-grain quinoa, vegetables, and protein, and takes advantage of canned/frozen items for ultimate convenience. This meal is so simple to make with minimal steps. Try it tonight for dinner under 40 minutes.  


To make this One Pan Mexican Quinoa Recipe, you’ll start by sautéing garlic and jalapeno in oil for about 1 minute. You’ll then stir in the remaining ingredients, except avocado, lime juice, and cilantro. You’ll bring this mixture to a boil and simmer until liquid has absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Once cooked, you’ll add in the remaining three ingredients and serve. Yum!


What you’ll Need: 


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 jalapeno

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 1 (15oz) can black beans

  • 1 (14.5oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 avocado

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves 


Makes 4 servings

Ready in 40 minutes


Want to make it? Click the link for the full recipe 👉 One Pan Mexican Quinoa Recipe from Damn Delicious


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About Brittany

Brittany Raftis, Registered Dietitian Real Good Eats

Hi there! I am a registered dietitian and I  💚  food! I am passionate about making it easier for busy people to eat well by sharing quick and healthy recipes. Healthy cooking at home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. I love helping people uncomplicate weeknight dinners and reduce stress around meal time, so I’m so glad you’re here!


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