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Spicy quinoa recipe in meal prep containers

Spicy Quinoa with Chorizo and Jalapeno

  • Author: Mani
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Meal Preps 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Similar to a one-pot Mexican quinoa dish, here is a spicy quinoa meal prep with chorizo and jalapenos, which is a great way to throw in vegetables and spices in your pan.



  • 200g Quinoa (rinsed)
  • 150g Chorizo (diced)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1 Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
  • Jalapeno Slices (from jar)
  • 1 Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Can Sweet Corn
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Black Pepper To Taste
  • 1 Lime (juiced)


  1. Add olive oil to your large pan, on medium heat, and add the red onions and garlic cloves. Cook for 3-5 minutes, and add the red and yellow bell peppers and cook for a further 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the quinoa, chopped tomatoes, sweet corn, chorizo, jalapenos, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and black pepper. Stir to combine, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the quinoa is fully cooked through.
  3. Remove cover, add the lime juice and give it a final stir.


  • For meal prep purposes, refrigerate up to four days.
  • Ensure you rinse the quinoa before cooking.
  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Method: One-pot


  • Serving Size: 1 Meal Prep
  • Calories: 285
  • Sugar: 5.3
  • Sodium: 1428.8mg
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.1g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 16.5g

Keywords: Spicy Quinoa Meal Prep, Spicy Quinoa