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Tex – Mex Quinoa

This easy flavor packed Tex-Mex side starts with basic cooked quinoa and makes a great base for burrito bowls or chili and is delicious as a side with roasted veggies or meat. You can use store bought taco seasoning or make your own using this recipe.

Tex Mex Quinoa

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Quinoa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer

This quinoa makes a delicious base for veggie, chicken, beef or fish burrito bowls.



  • 3 cup cooked quinoa cooked in chicken or veggie broth
  • 1 ea lime zest and juice
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • salt to taste


  1. Finely chop the cilantro and in a large bowl add it to the lime juice, zest, tomato sauce and cilantro. Mix well.

  2. Add the cooked quinoa to the bowl and mix well. Add salt to taste if needed

Nutrition Facts
Tex Mex Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Taco Seasoning

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 56 tsp
Calories: 13 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer

This is a great seasoning for everything from tacos to tex- mex quinoa, rice, steak, chicken pork...pretty much anything. You can adjust the heat to your liking by adding extra chili powder, cayenne or chipotle chili powder.



  • 4 tbsp. chili powder
  • 4 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. kosher salt cut in half if using regular or sea salt
  • 2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano


  1. Mix all ingredients together well and store in an airtight jar.

Recipe Notes

For tacos use 2 tablespoons mix  plus 1/4 cup water per pound of ground beef.

Nutrition Facts
Taco Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (1 tsp)
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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