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Southwestern Quinoa


I have been looking up “clean” dinners and adding them into our family weeknight meals at home. This one is so tasty and so filling that you don’t feel like you are missing out at all! And bonus that it is a one pot meal.This is also a great first-timers recipe if you have never tried to cook clean. It’s just really easy and uses pretty familiar ingredients so that’s why I’m loving it so much!

Southwestern Quinoa

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 yellow squash
1 can organic black beans
1 corn organic corn
1 1/2 cups quinoa
3 cups chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1-2 teaspoons chili powder
8 lime wedges
1 large Avocado, cut up in chunks and added at the end (optional)

Chop all vegetables small. Saute in your largest skillet or pan on high in the coconut oil for 3-4 minutes until brown edges appear. Add in quinoa and garlic then stir. Add in chicken broth, bring to a boil then cover and turn to low to simmer for 30 minutes. Add in corn, black beans, and chili powder and stir well. Next add in salt and pepper to taste and chunks of avocado if desired. Serve warm with lime wedges.

Serves 6-8