One Skillet Mexican Quinoa with Chipotle Lime Crema
5 from 2 votes

One Skillet Mexican Quinoa with Chipotle Lime Crema

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 678kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 15 oz black beans one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5 oz fire-roasted diced tomatoes one 14.5 ounce can
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 zucchini chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 avocados halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 cup mozarella cheese shredded
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for serving
  • Chipotle lime crema for serving


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until just starting to soften. Add garlic and jalapeno and mix well. Cook for an additional minute, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, zucchini, chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to a simmer until quinoa is cooked through, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Stir in avocado, lime juice, mozzarella cheese and cilantro and top with fresh chipotle lime crema! Serve warm!


Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 1562mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2280IU | Vitamin C: 77.5mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 6.5mg
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