Mexican Flavored Quinoa Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican Flavored Quinoa recipe? Learn how to make Mexican Flavored Quinoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ellenmoriah

Makes 6 servings



This is fabulous on it's own, but it's lovely served with a dollop or two of freshly made guacamole. NOTE: I forget to add lime juice to the recipe. Add about 1 tsp. for a nice zing.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Flavored Quinoa

1 c. quinoa
2 c. water
1 bouillon cube, chicken (I use 1 tsp. Better Than Bouillon)
2 tbsp. olive oil (first cold pressed)
1/3 c. red onion, diced
2/3 c. cucumber, chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. hot sauce (I use 4-5 drops Tobasco)
1/2 c. cilantro, sliced small (I use scissors)

Recipe Directions for Mexican Flavored Quinoa

  1. Place the quinoa in a pot over medium heat and let warm up until it emits a slightly nutty smell (about 3 minutes or so). Then add the water and bouillon and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes (until all the water is absorbed).

  2. Transfer the cooked quinoa to a bowl and add remaining ingredients.

  3. Add a tblsp. of lemon or lime juice too (I forgot to include in the recipe itself).

  4. Stir and serve hot or cold.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 152.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
153
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
117mg
5%
Potassium
262mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
19.8g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
4.5g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
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