Healthy Mexican Food: Quinoa Gorditas

quinoa gorditas mexican food

Yes, Mexican can be healthy! I will show you how you can take this traditional yumminess and make it healthy.

I love when my boys walk in the kitchen and ask “Mommy what are you making for dinner?” And I tell them and they do a little dance and lick their lips and rub their tummy. Seriously, I am not exaggerating. This usually happens when I tell them I am making Mexican food.

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Quinoa Gorditas

  • 1 cp Dry Quinoa
  • 2 cps Chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup shredded light shredded cheese
  • 1 Carrot shredded
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cp flour
  • 2 tbl Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 tbl Wheat germ
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt

1. Place quinoa in a pot with 2 cups of broth. Bring it to a boil and reduce to medium low-heat and cook until water is absorbed 10 minutes. Leave covered for about 5 minutes and then fluff and let cool.

2. In a large bowl add the rest of the ingredients.


3. On your comal or griddle spray with cooking spray and add about 1/4 cp of mixture for each patty. Make sure you don’t flip too soon otherwise you will end up with some doughy mess.


4. After 4 minutes turn over and flatten as flat as a tortilla, he, he, he. Actually, it’s won’t be as flat as a tortilla which is why they are called gorditas (fatty) they are supposed to be slightly thick.

quino gorditas- healthy mexican

Top with refried beans, shredded chicken, pico de gallo (diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice), guacamole, sour cream and salsa and squeeze a lime wedge over it. Enjoy!

recipe adapted from Eating Well Living Thin

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  1. Looks like a healthier, alternative to corn tortillas and a great way for family to enjoy food we love. Genius idea!

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