Simple One-Pot Fiesta

Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it’s so easy to make!

Instead of eating bland, boring salads, I decided to make a simple, fun and healthy One-Pot Fiesta dish that we would both really enjoy.

And that’s exactly what this Simple One-Pot Fiesta is. With a fun Mexican twist, this dish is chockfull of so many amazing flavors, from the tangy lime juice to the hint of spiciness from the chili powder.

Not only is this healthy and nutritious but it’s also unbelievably easy to make. Simply throw everything into the skillet and that’s it. Even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan, really letting the flavors soak in.

Now, who said healthy food has to be boring?

Simple One Pot Fiesta

Nicole Kearsley
Although not a taco, this dish satisfies cravings for Taco Tuesday.  Simple and quick because it's ready to eat in under 30 minutes.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2


  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper chopped
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 can Black Beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Ears Corn On The Cob kernels cut off (alternatively 1 can corn, drained)
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Avocado cubed
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoon Cilantro chopped


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet/Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic and jalapeno pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in quinoa and toast, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Add the vegetable broth, black beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, and cumin. Stir to incorporate.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low and simmer until quinoa is cooked through about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in avocado, lime juice, and cilantro before serving.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with a side of tortilla chips and vegan sour cream.
*CORN: I used fresh corn on the cob because I had some on hand, but a can of corn is a good substitute.
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  1. 5 stars
    Hi! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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