So I was looking for creative yummy meals that were a little healthier and more balanced for my family. I love quinoa but its not something I have made before and never looked into just how easy it was to make. We love our Mexican food in our house so when I came across this one on Damn Delicious. I did not follow it completely omitting a couple of the ingredients.
Grab what you need:
- 1 Tsp EVOO
- 1 Tbsp Jarred Minced Garlic
- 1 Can Black Beans (rinsed and strained)
- 1 Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 Cup Corn or 1 Can of Corn would work too (I use frozen corn)
- 1 Cup Vegetable Broth
- 1 Cup Quinoa
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 2 Limes
- 1/2 small bushel of Cilantro finely chopped
- 1 Avocado cubed
- Queso Fresco Casero
Put skillet on medium heat and add in EVOO and Garlic. Cook for a couple minutes.
Next add in the black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, vegetable broth, quinoa, cumin and salt/pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly, cover, bring to a boil then turn down to simmer approximately 20-25 minutes until quinoa turns clear and puffs up.
Once cooked top with finely chopped cilantro, cubed avocado and some queso fresco casero.
I wasn’t sure if the kids were going to like it so I served it with some tacos topped with cilantro and queso fresco casero.
We had leftovers and it was just as good warmed up as it was the first time around – I know this is a meal I will happily make again and again!! Huge hit ~ with the whole family that doesn’t happen very often when trying out new recipes.