One Pot Quinoa


1 Tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, pressed

Half a green capsicum, chopped

¼ tsp chili powder

½ tsp ground cumin (or more for cumin lovers)

1 cup vege stock

1 cup dry quinoa, any colour

1 tin of black beans, rinsed and drained

1 tin diced tomatoes

1 cup corn kernels

Salt to taste

1 avocado, cut into chunks

Freshly ground black pepper

Juice of 1 lime

2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves


Heat the olive oil in a large fry pan over medium to high heat. Add the garlic and capsicum and cook, stirring frequently, for a minute or two.

Add the chili powder, and cumin, and stir briefly.

Add the black beans, quinoa, tomato, corn and vege stock. Season with salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer until the quinoa is cooked, about 20 minutes.

Add the lime juice, avocado and coriander, and serve.


Source: Cathy Duffield