Mexican Quinoa

This is a mix of red and white quinoa and mixed with Mexican inspired spices and vegetables.   

I cook the quinoa like rice, in lots of water and after about 15 mins it starts to un-spiral, then it’s ready.  drain and reserve ready to mix with the other stuff.

While the quinoa is cooking,  finely chop the jalapenos, finely chop and deseed the red,green,yellow peppers and onion put in a large wok/pan with the cumin powder, chilli and slowly fry them in the olive oil.  turn off once softened.

empty the black beans and sweetcorn into a sieve and rinse.

Gently mix everything together – the Quinoa, beans, sweet corn and fried veg in the wok/large frying pan.

Taste and adjust the spices.    turn out into a serving dish.

Stir in the coriander and squeeze over the lime.

I serve this with chopped avocado and green salad

photo below shows the Quinoa “un-spiralled”

Mexican Quinoa
Mexican Quinoa
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5 from 3 votes

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Red and white quinoa with mexican inspired ingredients
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Plant based, Vegan
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 glugs Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 cloves of garlice finely chopped
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 1 onion
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 greeb pepper
  • 1 can black beans (or kidney beans)
  • 1 can sweetcorn
  • 2 chopped spring onions
  • 2 fresh limes
  • 1 big bunch of freshly chopped coriander

Method

  • cook the quinoa like rice, in lots of water and after about 15 mins it starts to un-spiral, then it’s ready.  drain and reserve ready to mix with the other stuff.
  • While the quinoa is cooking,  finely chop the jalapenos, finely chop and deseed the red,green,yellow peppers and onion put in a large wok/frying pan with the cumin powder, chilli and slowly fry them in the olive oil.  turn off once softened and charred.
  • empty the black beans and sweetcorn into a sieve and rinse
  • Gently mix everything together – the Quinoa, beans, sweet corn and fried peppers in the wok/large frying pan.
  • Taste and adjust the spices.    turn out into a serving dish
  • Stir in the coriander and squeeze over the limes and stir.
    Mexican Quinoa

Notes

I cook the quinoa like rice, in lots of water and after about 15 mins it starts to un-spiral, then it’s ready.  drain and reserve ready to mix with the other stuff.
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  1. 5 stars
    Just Made this, Greta recipe, we loved it, added sriracha sauce as well

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