Easy Recipes for College Students: One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Posted: July 03, 2017 | Author: Abigail Wyatt | Read Time: 1 minutes

Are you tired of eating cold pizza, ramen and Easy Mac? We know that trying to balance a healthy diet on the fast and cheap can be a challenge, especially for college students. This One Pan Mexican Quinoa recipe is easy, fast, and makes for great leftovers for packing a lunch.

One pan mexican quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa is a vegetarian recipe that has a pleasant, though not overwhelming, amount of spiciness. This dish also contains many health benefits because quinoa is high in fiber, antioxidants, protein and is gluten-free.

Estimated cost: $8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Estimated calories per person: 315 (including tortilla chips)

Servings: 4


  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup diced jalapeno
  • 1 cup corn (optional)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 diced avocado
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Lime juice (optional)
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Sauté jalapenos and onions until clear.
  2. Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, quinoa, chili powder and vegetable broth and stir.
  3. Cover with lid and simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with diced avocado, cilantro, fresh lime juice and tortilla chips.

To learn more about healthy recipe ideas contact the SUU Nutrition Department or register for a nutrition class.

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