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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

“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

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat the oil in a Kitchen Fair 12" Saute Pan on medium heat.
  3. Add in the pepper, onion and garlic and cook until lightly golden brown, stirring frequently.
  4. Into the pan, add the broth, frozen corn, salsa, chickpeas, black beans, nutritional yeast, cumin, salt and a pinch of pepper and stir well.
  5. Stir in the quinoa until all the grains are incorporated into the liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. 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.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and DEVOUR.