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Aztec Quinoa with Avocado Mango Salsa

by Kim Campbell July 24, 2020

Aztec Quinoa with Avocado Mango Salsa

Aztec Quinoa with Avocado Mango Salsa

This easy Mexican style dish is loaded with so many flavors and vegetables that it's perfect alone or as a filling for a taco dinner or Mexican burrito bowl.  Top it with avocado mango salsa and it's complete!  It's so quick and easy that I add it to our Campbell meal plan regularly. 

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🥄 Kitchen Tools 

  • Large skillet with a lid
  • Medium size mixing bowl
  • Spatula/Wood Spoons
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting Board

 Aztec Quinoa

Prep time    10 minutes  

Cook time   20 minutes    

Yield               4 servings 

🌱 Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno or poblano pepper, seeded and diced (poblano peppers are milder than jalapeno peppers)
  • 1 cup quinoa, any variety you choose
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato salsa 
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 cups chopped kale or spinach 

Optional Garnish

  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 mango chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

👩‍🍳 Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients, except the kale or spinach and garnishes, into a large pot and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low, cover and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.  Add the kale (or spinach) during the last 5 minutes of simmering.  
  2. Top with your choice of green onions, mango, and cilantro.
  3. Serve the Avocado Mango Salsa on the side or on top of the Aztec Quinoa.  

✏️ Tips & Hints

  • This quinoa is a great filling addition to tacos or burrito bowls.  I like to fill a burrito bowl with greens and top it with Aztec quinoa, salsa, and guacamole.   

        Avocado Mango Salsa

        Prep time    10 minutes  

        Cook time   0 minutes    

        Yield               4 servings    

        🌱 Ingredients

        • 1 mango, peeled and diced

        • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
        • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
        • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
        • 2 tablespoon lime juice

          👩‍🍳 Directions

          1. In a medium bowl, toss together all of the ingredients and serve with baked tortilla chips, tacos, or on top of your favorite warm Mexican dish.   



            Aztec Quinoa and Avocado Mango Salsa  Grocery List 🛒

                Produce 🥦

            • 6 garlic cloves
            • 1 large ripe avocado (or 2 small avocados)
            • 1 jalapeno or poblano pepper 
            • 1 red bell pepper
            • 3 cups chopped kale or spinach
            • 2 red onions
            • 2 green onions (optional garnish)
            • 2 mangos (1 for optional garnish)
            • 1 bunch cilantro 
            • 1/2 cup lime juice

                Grains, Nuts & Seeds 🌰

            • 1 cup quinoa

                 Baking & Spices 🌶

            • 1/2 teaspoon cumin 
            • 1 teaspoons chili powder
            • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
            • 1 teaspoon onion powder
            • Sea salt/Black Pepper

                 Canned and Jarred Goods 🥫 

            • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
            • 1 1/2 cup salsa (You can also substitute 1-15 ounce can of diced tomatoes, but the flavor will be a bit more bland.)
            • 15 ounce can black beans (or 1 1/2 cups)

                Frozen Foods ❄️ 

            • 1 cup corn

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