One Pan Mexican Quinoa

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Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious.   This dish is so easy to prepare, even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 jalapeño pepper,  minced
1 cup quinoa
1 cup vegetable broth
1 (15-ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup corn kernels
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 avocado halved, seeded, peeled and diced
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeno, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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. Stir in avocado, lime juice and cilantro.

Makes 4 servings.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe modified from damndelicious.net

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