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Friday, 3 June 2016

Super Quick Vegetarian Mexican Bowl

I'll be the first to admit I'm not a great cook. I am okay-ish at baking sweet things like brownies, cakes etc. but when it comes to cooking I am bloody awful. That's why when it comes to making my own meals, I'm always trying out new and easy recipes because lets face it, there are many other things I'd rather be doing than standing over an oven trying to decide if my potatoes are cooked. However, I love my food so quick and easy dishes that are still tasty are my thaang and this vegetarian Mexican style dish has been very popular in my house of late. I posted a photo of it on Instagram and Twitter with my homemade tortilla wraps a few weeks ago and people really wanted the recipe so here you go!

  • Black quinoa
  • Cheese
  • Two avocados 
  • Jalepenos 
  • Tomatos 
  • Two fresh limes
  • Sour cream
  • Peppers (or any other veg to stir fry you want)
  • Chilli flakes
  • Garlic puree 
  • Tomato puree
  • 260g buckwheat flour
  • 2 eggs 
  • 700ml water
  • Salt and pepper 

Let's Cook!

  1. Boil the quinoa in a pan of boiling water for around 20 minutes until it turns light and fluffy. 
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, you can make the rest of the food. For the guacamole, mash the two avocados in a bowl or use a hand blender. Chop the tomatoes and jalepenos into small pieces and stir them in, adding as many as you want depending on your tastes. Squeeze in the juice of two limes and a little bit of pepper. 
  3. For the homemade tortilla wraps (these ones are gluten free so are great for those who are intolerant!) Add the buckwheat flour, eggs, water and a little bit of salt to a bowl and whisk together until it makes a batter that looks a little bit like pancakes. Add a small amount of butter or oil to a frying pan and make them as you would a crepe. This can be quite tricky and I actually made mine on my crepe maker because my first few attempts went quite stodgy and wrong so there may be a few throw-aways before you get it right! Cook for a minute or two on each side until it starts to go slightly brown. (Note: the tortilla in the photo is not homemade. This one on my Instagram is!) 
  4. For the veg, chop the peppers or whatever other veg you like into strips. When the quinoa is almost done add them to a frying pan with a little bit of oil. Add a sprinkle of chilli flakes, a teaspoon of garlic puree and a tube of tomato puree. I like to make mine really spicy with loads of chilli flakes but you can add as many or as little as you like! Stir fry for a few minutes until the veg is cooked and the tomato puree has turned into a lovely coating on the peppers.
  5. Drain the quinoa and serve with the veg, guacamole, tortillas, a squirt of sour cream and some of your homemade guacamole and that's it! My mum also likes to add some chilli tortilla chips to hers! 

It may seem like there's a lot to do because of all of the different elements to the bowl but as each step only takes a couple of minutes, this really is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes I've ever made and that's coming from someone who cannot cook at all. Let me know if you try it out and tag me in your photos on Instagram or Twitter! (@saltandchic) 

Amy x

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  1. You can cook! Looks amazing :) X


  2. This sounds amazing! I've actually got really into experimenting with cooking at the moment so will definitely give this a go!
    Amy xx

  3. This looks SO yummy! I love anything with quinoa and peppers so definitely trying this :) xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

  4. I've never eaten quinoa but this sounds like a lovely tasty dish to try it out with!



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