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Vegan "Cheesy" Mexican Quinoa - This easy, one-pan meal has a spicy, cheesy taste - without the cheese! It's a healthy and gluten free, vegan-friendly weeknight meal that is under 300 calories! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit
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“Cheesy” Mexican Quinoa {Vegan + One Pan}

This one pan Mexican quinoa has a spicy, cheesy taste - without the cheese! It's a super easy, healthy and gluten free vegan-friendly weeknight meal that is under 300 calories!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword gluten free dinners, healthy dinners, Mexican quinoa, one pan dinners, protein, vegan dinners
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 Cup Red pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh garlic minced
  • 1 1/3 Cup Reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup Frozen corn kernels
  • 2/3 Cup Salsa of choice
  • 2/3 Cup Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Cup Quinoa uncooked
  • Cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat the oil in a Kitchen Fair 12" Saute Pan on medium heat.
  • Add in the pepper, onion and garlic and cook until lightly golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • Into the pan, add the broth, frozen corn, salsa, chickpeas, black beans, nutritional yeast, cumin, salt and a pinch of pepper and stir well.
  • Stir in the quinoa until all the grains are incorporated into the liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, cover the pan and place it into the oven. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid, about 40-45 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and DEVOUR.