Mexican Quinoa

It has been forever since my last recipe post!!!  It’s not that I haven’t been cooking or eating… oh my, have I been eating!  Anyways, I’m being particular about the recipes I share.  For me they need to fall in at least one of the two categories:

1.) Delicious… like friggin’ good
2.) Easy

This fit beautifully into both!

I love cooking and trying complex dishes but on a daily basis I always lean towards fast, easy, and delicious.  I try to find healthy alternatives but hey, I’m human… who doesn’t love pizza, donuts, and ice cream every once in a while?!

Another note, I cannot take credit for this recipe.  Although I have altered it slightly I originally found it on my all time favorite food bloggers site, Damn Delicious.  If you haven’t visited her blog YOU NEED TO! It is seriously amazeballs and every single recipe I have made has been just that-damn delicious.  The site is well organized and easy to navigate.  She breaks down the recipe index into categories making finding what you’re looking for easy breezy. I suggest you bookmark or subscribe as I’m sure you will be visiting her blog frequently!

Mexican Quinoa

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1 or 2 cloves of garlic
1 TBSP E.V.O.O  (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 jalapeno or any mild pepper if you don’t like spice
1 cup quinoa
1 cup of vegetable broth
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 TSP of chili powder
1/2 TSP cumin
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 avocado
1 lime (juice only)
Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish – fun fact I hate cilantro… I went with parsley 😉

*Optional: Ground Italian sausage- I used the spicy kind and it was great!


Heat olive oil, garlic, and jalapeno pepper in large skillet over medium heat.  Cook until fragrant.

Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

If you’re adding Italian sausage, fry this separately and drain the grease. Once quinoa is cooked, add the sausage and mix.

Garnish with chopped avocado, lime juice, and cilantro!

Quick, easy, and on the healthy side… I’m in! September is a hectic month let the cooking be easy, thanks Damn Delicious for the recipe inspo!

Who is your favorite food blogger I would love to know?!





  • Torey Beerman
    4 years ago

    YUM!!! This seems easy enough that I could make (and have leftovers for days to take to school for lunch)! I love anything mexican food related, so I’ll have to give this recipe a whirl! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • 4 years ago

      Yes! I have been eating it since Monday haha perfect for lunches!

  • 4 years ago

    Love that you can just throw everything in together! So clever!


    Just posted all of my pictures from Florence!

    • 4 years ago

      Totally!!! I am all about easy and quick cleaning!

  • 4 years ago

    OMG, this looks so delicious! I’m making this tonight, lol! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Have a wonderful day, beauty!



    • 4 years ago

      Awesome! You’re welcome. I hope you like it as much as I do!

  • 4 years ago

    this looks so yummy! must try!


    • 4 years ago

      It really is! I hope you like it as much as I do!

  • 4 years ago

    This recipe just looks so yummy! I can taste the flavours already. I like that you suggest the option of adding ground Italian sausage, too! Thanks for sharing and for the introduction to Damn Delicious!

    — Jesilou xo

    • 4 years ago

      You’re so welcome, Jesilou! You will love Damn Delicous- she is just fabulous!

  • Brooke
    4 years ago

    Mmmm I made this last week and it was fantastic, I am now sharing the recipe with everyone I know! Even my 2 year old liked it! Thanks Holly!

    • 4 years ago

      Awesome! Glad you and your family enjoyed it!!!

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