Mexican Quinoa

Recipe by: The Balanced Company

Struggling to find a healthy and tasty meal that’s easy to make and enjoyable for the whole family? Try our Mexican Quinoa recipe – it’s a one-pot meal that will have you going back for seconds! Plus, the leftovers (if there are any) make a fabulous lunch!

Serves – 4

2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, finely minced (optional)
200g Quinta Quinoa, rinsed in warm water
¾ cup vegetable broth
1 540 mL/19 fl oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 410 mL jar of Neal Brothers Organic Mercifully Mild Salsa
1 cup corn kernels, frozen or canned (drained and rinsed if canned)
½ – 1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp coriander
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings (optional):
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Jalapeno slices, fresh or pickled
Diced avocado
Green onions, chopped

Ingredients for Mexican Quinoa Recipe


  1. Sauté the onion in olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until translucent for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the bell pepper and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the minced jalapeno, if using.
  5. Add the Quinta Quinoa, vegetable broth and black beans and stir.
  6. Add the Neal Brothers Organic Mercifully Mild Salsa, corn, chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika and oregano and stir well. 
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Bring to a boil. Then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is cooked, approximately 20 minutes.
  9. Spoon onto a plate and finish with your favourite combination of cheddar cheese, sour cream, jalapeno slices, diced avocado and chopped green onions.
  10. Enjoy!
Mexican Quinoa served on a plate

To your Balanced health,
Your friends at The Balanced Company