Simply pour, stir, cover and wait for the freshest, easiest and most delicious Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa (Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-free).
I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for a long long time guys. My main hold up was that I used to make it on the stove top. Which was fine, but I wanted to make it in a way that is even easier since our life will soon be flipped upside down with a new baby.
Enter my friend Mr. Slow Cooker.
My first misconception about the slow cooker used to be that it’s mainly good for winter meals. And although it does make some pretty awesome cold weather meals, the slow cooker can do so much more. My second misconception was that Mr. Slow Cooker wasn’t useful in the summer months. So it would sit on a shelf in my kitchen collecting dust.
Third is the misconception that the slow cooker is always for meat heavy dishes. Nope wrong again. Seriously I don’t know where I got these assumptions, but was I wrong wrong wrong.
As I’ve read and tested more and more recipes, I’ve come to find out that the slow cooker is actually an awesome summer appliance to use. It doesn’t make your kitchen as hot as leaving the oven on, and you don’t have to labor over a stove top either!
Also the slow cooker is extra awesome at making a variety of meals from breakfast to dinner, with or without meat.
Today’s recipe is one I crave often. Recently, I’ve made it for friends with new babies and honestly I can’t wait to have myself in a few months post having the new baby. My plan is to make a big batch and freeze it into portions of 2.5 (for the hubs, me and our tot). Perfect for an easy nutritious dinner when we are all tired from lack of sleep!
My Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa has it all! It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and so good for you, that you’ll wonder how it taste so good! Now with that said, if you want can tolerate dairy and want a little meat, I added a variation to add both chicken, cheese and sour cream in the notes section of the recipe 😁 No matter how you make this, it’s so good!
Prep time is 5 minutes and basically involves a little chopping and opening a few cans. So even the worse cook in your family can handle this.
Then just let the slow cooker do it’s magic.
Add on some toppings and ba da bing!
An insanely satisfying Mexican meal ready to be devoured with some crunchy tortilla chips.
Recipe slightly modified from Real Food Whole Life.