Check out this Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Skillet Recipe for Meatless Monday, which is just perfect for Meatless Mondays, as well as any vegetarian menu plan!
You can even add a little bit of spice by adding a can of green chilies - like Rotel - hot sauce or even a hot taco seasoning if it needs more kick.
While my family prefers a medium spice, I know that many love the heat of Mexican dishes and welcome all the heat they can get!
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Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Skillet Recipe for Meatless Monday
I personally am not a big huge fan of quinoa, but as everyone else on the planet seems to be, I thought it would be fun to share a few recipes with you guys that incorporate quinoa as the main ingredient, like the Vegetarian Pesto Quinoa Bake Recipe and Quinoa Pizza Bites Recipe I shared a while back.
I don’t know if Meatless Monday is still a trendy theme, but it never hurts to throw healthier, meatless options into your weekly diet.
Not only do you save money on groceries by eliminating meat every once in a while, but there are so many health benefits to increasing the vegetables and healthy grains in your diet!
Of course, balance is key! Check out this tasty Mexican Flan recipe for dessert!
Why not shake things up once in a while and step beyond the “salad for dinner” option and try a meatless recipe like this Mexican Quinoa Skillet Recipe?
Are you looking for other one pot recipes like our One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Recipe? I have a few really simply, but tasty ones on The Rebel Chick! I love One Pot Meals or Skillet Meals because we don’t currently have a dishwasher, and it makes my life so much easier when I have fewer dishes to wash after cooking dinner!
I mean, who really ENJOYS washing the dishes after cooking? This is part of the reason why I love using my Slow Cooker – one dirty dish is all I have to clean up after I am done cooking! One pot meals like our One Pot Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe make dinner time so much easier!
Of course, not everything needs to be cooked in the slow cooker, and that is where a Skillet or big pot comes in handy!
Check out these easy ONE POT Meals on The Rebel Chick!
You can find tons of big pots with lids, as well as skillets for your One Pot recipes right on Amazon! Check them out - I love the selection and affordability of products on Amazon!
While I don't currently have a ton of Meatless Monday recipes, I am slowly building that category on The Rebel Chick! Check out these easy and fun vegetarian options, like our Vegetarian Pesto Quinoa Bake Recipe!
Do you have any favorite Vegetarian recipes, or any specific Meatless Monday recipes that you'd like to share? I would love to hear about them!
How to Make this Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Skillet Recipe for Meatless Monday
Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Skillet Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 can, 15.25 oz, black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can, 15.25 oz, fiesta corn (corn seasoned with red and green peppers)
- 1 can, 14.5 oz, diced tomatoes
- 1 package taco seasoning
- fresh chopped cilantro for serving
If you are not familiar with quinoa, where have you been? It is a great alternative to pasta or rice and comes in all kinds of varieties. It is so versatile!
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Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Skillet Recipe Directions:
You are going to begin by adding the oil and garlic to a skillet and heat it on medium heat, cooking just until the garlic begins to brown.
Be careful not to overcook, as burnt garlic not only stinks up the entire house, but it tastes AWFUL! You want the garlic to be roasted, not burnt.
Next, you are going to stir in the quinoa, the vegetable broth, black beans, corn and tomatoes and mix it all together well.
Add in your taco seasoning and heat the entire mixture over medium high heat until the mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with a lid.
Stir occasionally while you allow it to cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the quinoa is translucent and soft.
Serve your easy Vegetarian Skillet meal topped with chopped fresh cilantro. You can add a dollop of sour cream if you desire upon serving.
This Easy Mexican Style Vegetarian Dinner Recipe serves 4-6.
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Vegetarian Quinoa Casserole
Add oil and garlic to a skillet and heat on medium heat just until garlic begins to brown.
Stir in quinoa, broth, black beans, corn and tomatoes and mix well.
Add taco seasoning and heat over medium high heat until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
Stir occasionally and heat for 25-30 minutes or until quinoa is translucent and soft.
Serve topped with chopped fresh cilantro.