I have been on Pinterest searching for healthy recipes that are quick and delicious, and I stumbled upon damndelicious.net‘s Mexican Quinoa.  The reason I enjoyed it is of course because it is tasty, but also because it is quick and easy.  I added more seasoning to my version of the recipe.  I just discovered this site, and I will certainly be revisiting it.

Mexican Quinoa

1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 jalapeno (minced)
1 cup quinoa
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 cup of vegetable broth
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon cumin
the juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the garlic and jalapeño in the olive oil until soft.  Add the corn, black beans, quinoa, broth, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, and cover for about 20 minutes

Food doesn’t always have to be fancy and complex, but for me, it always has to be enjoyed. So please enjoy and let me know what you think.