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Spicy Quinoa Skillet

Spicy Quinoa is an easy freezable dish that, when paired with any protein, becomes a quick healthy meal, the whole family will love.
Course Dinner, Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword spicy quinoa, spicy quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 231kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD



  • Place jalapenos, tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic, and salt in blender or food processor. Process until smooth, about 15 seconds on high power (or one minute for less powerful models.) You should have at least 3 cups of sauce if you don’t add water or chicken broth until you do.
  • In a medium-size skillet, saute bell pepper and onion in oil on medium heat until translucent and tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in spicy blended sauce and bring to a boil. Add in uncooked quinoa, stir, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. - Cook for 15-25 minutes.
  • *Check after 15 minutes, quinoa should be fluffy and translucent with all the liquid absorbed. If the liquid isn’t absorbed, cook until it is. If the quinoa isn’t translucent and fluffy but, all the liquid is gone, add ½ cup more water and continue to cook.
  • Serve immediately or freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 68.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.5mg