Hearty & Healthy Mexican Quinoa Bowl - Easy Recipe











Bring the bold flavors of Mexico to your dinner table with this easy-to-make, delicious, and nutritious Mexican Quinoa Bowl. Packed with fresh flavors, it's a perfect meal for any day of the week.


Step 1: Prepare the Quinoa

Start by heating a teaspoon of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the quinoa, diced onion, and minced garlic to the pan. Sauté everything together until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. This step helps to release the flavors of the onion and garlic, making them a perfect base for our quinoa bowl.
Pro Tip: Rinsing the quinoa before cooking can remove its natural bitterness.

Step 2: Add Liquids and Seasonings

Slowly pour in the broth while stirring to combine with the quinoa mixture. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper to taste, followed by stirring in the tomato sauce. The combination of broth and spices will infuse the quinoa with a mouthwatering aroma and flavor. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed most of the liquid.
Pro Tip: Using broth instead of water adds more flavor to the quinoa.

Step 3: Mix in the Beans

After the quinoa has cooked and is tender, gently stir in the black beans into the saucepan. Cover the pan and let it stand for about 5 minutes. This allows the beans to heat through and the flavors to meld together. The beans add a wonderful texture and protein boost to the dish, making it even more satisfying.
Pro Tip: Gently stirring keeps the beans from breaking apart and getting mushy.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

To serve, spoon the quinoa and bean mixture into bowls. Top each bowl with diced avocado and a generous scoop of pico de gallo. The creamy avocado and fresh pico de gallo add a lovely freshness and texture contrast to the dish. You can also garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for an extra pop of flavor and color. Now, it's time to dig in and enjoy your delicious, home-cooked Mexican Quinoa Bowl!
Pro Tip: Lime wedges on the side add a zesty finish to each bite.