This entire quinoa enchilada skillet dish is done from start to finish in 30 minutes, all in ONE pot! It’s a healthy, nutritious & flavorful family-friendly dish!
I have to say, this is probably one of my most favourite recipes to date. I’m very picky when it comes to recipes, so for me to say that, you’ve got to know that this recipe is the real deal. This was actually a “fridge dump” recipe, that came about because I really needed to go to the supermarket but also didn’t want to go to the supermarket…because who enjoys that trip? I needed to use up a sweet potato, I always have cans of black beans and tomatoes, and quinoa is my ultimate go-to staple ingredient. 30 minutes later, this Quinoa Enchilada Skillet was born. I love that you just put all your ingredients into your skillet, let it all cook, and get to serve up a filling, protein packed, nutritious and healthy dish that can even by eaten by itself as a main dish.
It’s no surprise that I love this dish: I absolutely adore quinoa. I also love that this is such an easy dish to make. Throw in the sweet potato and garlic to heat, then you basically dump in the quinoa, broth and seasonings. This works so well because when regularly cooking quinoa, it soaks up all the liquid and delicious seasonings you put in the pot. The benefit here is that the sweet potato also benefits from all the delicious seasonings and gets to cook in the hot liquids. By the time everything is done, you get a dish that is SO well seasoned and a great feast in every bite.
This quinoa enchilada skillet dish has all your favourite enchilada ingredients – sweet potato, black beans, corn, cumin, paprika…you name it. I actually threw in some red bell peppers I didn’t finish using from my fresh spring rolls recipe in the beginning of the recipe, and you could mix it up with the seasonings if you want. I’m definitely guilty of snacking along the way…the sweet potatoes are SO tender are soaking in the vegetable broth while the quinoa soaks it up! I love the punch of colour that the dish provides and it’s definitely an easy, quick and exotic way to shake up a regular dinner with ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge and pantry.
Needless to say, I’ve had this every single day since making it. It lasts really long naturally for a two people couple (the Mr. has been having it too) but this is great proof that it lasts a few days in the fridge. I actually preferred it even more the day after it was cooked! The flavours seemed to really come together much more. I love that this can be great for a work lunch too – it’s just so versatile. Trust me, I’m swooning right now over this dish. I wish I could share it again and again! My favourite part is definitely that it is HEALTHY, nutritious and GOOD for you. Each serving is only 243 calories, 14 grams of protein, and 7.2 grams of fibre. It’s:
- Low in cholesterol
- High in dietary fiber
- High in iron
- High in magnesium
- Very high in phosphorus
- Very high in vitamin B6
- High in vitamin C
I’ll be making this again and again!
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