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MEXICAN STYLE QUINOA

Delicious and healthy, this Vegetarian Mexican Style Quinoa is filled with bell peppers, beans, corn and topped with cheese and avocado. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: mexican quinoa recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 542kcal
Author: Tania Sheff

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/5 cup chopped bell pepper (multicolored)
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup mild Elchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • to serve chopped avocado and fresh cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute bell pepper for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add corn, beans and quinoa to the peppers. Cook , stirring occasionally for a few minutes, and then add the spices, salt and Enchilada sauce. Stir again and taste for the seasonings. Keep cooking for another 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top of the quinoa and cover the skillet with tight lid. Reduce heat to low and wait for about 2 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  • Serve it with chopped avocado and fresh cilantro leaves on top.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 945mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 5.9mg