Gluten-Free Mexican Inspired Quinoa

Discover flavours of Mexico in this deliciously spiced gluten-free quinoa recipe. This dish makes an excellent addition to chicken or pork but can also be served as a main for a vegetarian option. This is a budget friendly quinoa recipe packed with healthy nutrients rich in fiber and protein. Quinoa never tasted this good before! Enjoy!


1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 small organic jalapeno seeded and finely chopped; do not add (if making this for young kids)
1 ½ cups quinoa
1 ½ cups gluten free chicken or vegetable stock
2 large tomatoes cut to small pieces
1 ½ cup frozen organic corn
1 (19 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed well
Juice of 1 lime
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Toppings; shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over low heat, add garlic, chili powder, cumin and jalapeno, cook until fragrant about a minute.
Stir in quinoa, stock, tomatoes, corn and beans. Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro and lime juice, cover and rest for 15 minutes before serving.
To serve, top with cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

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