Aztec Quinoa - PlantPure Nation

Aztec Quinoa

by Kim Campbell April 29, 2020

Aztec Quinoa

Aztec Quinoa

This one-pot meal makes dinner preparation quick and easy.  While it's great on its own, it also makes a wonderful filling for a taco dinner or a salad-style burrito bowl served with greens, salsa, and lots of avocado slices or guacamole.  


Prep time    10 minutes  

Cook time   20 minutes    

Yield               4 servings


  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minces
  • 1 small jalapeño or poblano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for serving


1.  Combine all the ingredients in a large stockpot, except the avocado and cilantro, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the quinoa is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.  Top with the avocado and cilantro and serve.

✏️Tips & Tricks

  • Poblano peppers are milder than jalapeños, so they will tame the heat a bit.
  • You can substitute 3/4 cup uncooked instant brown rice, cooked in 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, for the quinoa.  

Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell


Also in Recipes

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes (gluten-free)
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes (gluten-free)

by Kim Campbell May 17, 2020

 Lemon poppy seed pancakes made with a unique combination of Japanese sweet potatoes, oats, and quinoa!  
Very Berry Chia Seed Compote
Very Berry Chia Seed Compote

by Kim Campbell May 16, 2020

Berry compotes are warm, fruity, and a sweet addition to pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, and plant-based yogurts and frozen banana nice cream.
Pepperoni Spice Blend
Pepperoni Spice Blend

by Kim Campbell May 05, 2020

This pepperoni spice blend is the perfect blend of spices that is fun for pizza toppings, sandwiches, and pasta dishes.