One-Skillet Mexican Quinoa


This Mexican quinoa dish is one of those one-skillet recipes that's perfect for feeding a large family. And the kids love it! Serve it for Cinco de Mayo or any night of the week.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup yellow corn

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 medium avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced

  • 1 medium lime, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté jalapeño pepper and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Stir black beans, tomatoes, corn, quinoa, and chicken broth into the skillet. Season with pepper flakes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil.

  3. Cover the skillet with a lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  4. Add avocado, lime juice, and cilantro; stir until combined.

    Black beans, tomatoes, and quinoa topped with avocado and fresh herbs in a turquoise skillet
    One-Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans. Allrecipes


For a little more heat, stir in 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce. For a vegetarian dish, use vegetable stock instead of chicken.

Editor's Note:

The magazine version of this recipe is called One-Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans. Please note differences in ingredient amounts and time when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

450 Calories
15g Fat
67g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 450
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 1099mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1021mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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