Southwest Quinoa With Mayan Spices

Embark on a culinary adventure with our tantalizing Southwest Quinoa with Mayan Spices! This dish is a symphony of flavors, combining the vibrant spices of the Southwest with the ancient wisdom of Mayan cuisine.

With its hearty quinoa and an array of fresh vegetables, this recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious.

Get ready for a tastebud-tingling experience that will transport you to the heart of Mexico!


  • 1 3/4 cups couscous
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cloves unpeeled garlic
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 9 tablespoons olive oil
  • 9 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • 1. In a large bowl, blend couscous, cumin, and salt.
  • 2. Add boiling water to the mixture, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and set aside for 10 minutes, or until the couscous has absorbed the liquid.
  • 3. While the couscous is resting, roast unpeeled garlic in a skillet until golden brown. Peel and mince the garlic.
  • 4. Fluff the couscous with a fork and transfer it to a large serving bowl.
  • 5. Add the minced garlic, black beans, corn, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper to the couscous.
  • 6. Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice, and toss to combine.
  • 7. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
  • 8. Serve warm or at room temperature, and enjoy a flavorful and satisfying Southwest Quinoa with Mayan Spices dish.

Nutrional Value

Nutritional Value per Serving (1/7 of recipe)

Calories: 380 Fat: 18g (28%) Carbohydrates: 47g (55%) Protein: 15g (22%)

  • Vitamins and Minerals:
  • Vitamin A: 40%
  • Vitamin C: 25%
  • Calcium: 10%
  • Iron: 15%
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