Healthy Quinoa Bowl Recipe to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Did you know Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 through October 15?

Hispanic Heritage Month

Are you are looking for a flavorful recipe to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?  I have created a delicious, healthy Quinoa Bowl recipe to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month using products from IMUSA and Goya Foods. My family and I enjoy creating new recipes that have different cultural influences. Since it is Hispanic Heritage Month, I teamed up with leading Hispanic cookware company IMUSA and the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the USA Goya Foods to create this healthy Quinoa Bowl Recipe. The recipe is not only healthy but is incredibly flavorful with a dash of Hispanic flair.


IMUSA is a leading ethnic housewares brand with deep roots in Latin America and the United States, offering hundreds of affordable housewares products including gadgets, cookware, appliances, cleaning, food storage, espresso, and ethnic specialty items.

IMUSA Cookware

IMUSA has a huge variety of cookware and accessories available to simplify creating recipes in the kitchen. The IMUSA products I used for the Healthy Quinoa Recipe include Red Ceramic Caldero (24cm), Nonstick Caldero (30 cm), Citrus Squeezer and Can Opener.  The Calderos come complete with a matching lid.


The Red Ceramic Caldero the ceramic construction is Nonstick PFOA, PTFE, and cadmium free. The glass lid has silicone rim that seals in the flavor, a steam vent, and a cool-touch knob.

The Nonstick Caldero features hammered cast Aluminum, glass lid with steam vent, cool touch knob and nonstick coating.


The Citrus Squeezer is made of Aluminum and is ideal for using with lemon or limes.

The Can Opener features stainless steel accents and ergonomic handles.


*Note the Calderos have metal handles that get hot. Please use pot holders when using the Calderos to avoid burns.


Healthy Quinoa Bowl Recipe


Healthy Quinoa Bowl Recipe to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

1 lb. ground turkey

A packet of taco seasoning (your choice)

1 cup Goya Organic Quinoa

1 12oz can Goya Spanish Tomato Sauce

1 can Goya Low Sodium Black Beans

1 Tablespoon Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 can Ro-Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies

½ teaspoon Chili Powder

1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic

½ cup diced white Onion


1 large lime

2 cups water

Sliced Jalapenos (if desired)

Light Sour Cream

Meat Mixture:

Heat IMUSA Ceramic Caldero on medium heat. Add ground turkey cook thoroughly. Add ½ cup of water and taco seasoning, stir mixture and cook on medium/low heat for 15 minutes or until done.


Quinoa Mixture:

In the IMUSA Nonstick Caldero add Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil heat on medium heat. Add onion and garlic cook for approximately 5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add Goya Spanish Tomato Sauce, Ro-Tel, 1 ½ cups water, chili powder, and Goya Organic Quinoa. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce temperature to Med/Low, cover, cook for approximately 30-40 minutes (stir occasionally) until Quinoa is done.

**I rinse and drain the Quinoa before I cook it.

In a small saucepan heat Goya Low Sodium Black Beans on Med/High heat until warm. Use a slotted spoon to serve.

Assemble the bowl with a layer of quinoa (1/2-1 cup), meat mixture (3 tablespoons or to your liking), 2 tablespoons of black beans (drained), a dollop of light sour cream, jalapenos (optional), a sprinkle of cilantro, drizzle lime juice using the IMUSA Citrus Squeezer. Enjoy!

6-12 servings depending on the serving size.

Healthy Quinoa Bowl Recipe to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The recipe is flavorful and healthy! Add your own touch with toppings of your choice.

Goya Foods


Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages and distributes over 2,200 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table.

 Goya Foods



Goya Foods not only offers fantastic food, they have recently released a cookbook Happy, Healthy Celebrations. You can find helpful tips to build a better party, as well as, 10 different meal plans in the cookbook. The meal plans include recipes for the main dish, side dish, dessert or beverage.

Visit Goya Foods:

Visit IMUSA:

My So Called Balanced Life is happy to host an IMUSA & Goya giveaway. Enter for a chance to win an IMUSA Tortilla Warmer and a Goya Cookbook. USA only must be 18+ to enter.

The winner will receive:

(1) IMUSA Cloth Tortilla Warmer

The IMUSA Cloth Tortilla Warmer makes it easy to serve fresh, warm tortillas at any meal. Tortilla warmers are essential in any Mexican kitchen, used to keep tortillas hot, soft and fresh while gathered around the dinner table.

 IMUSA Cloth Tortilla Warmer

The tortilla warmer is for microwave use and keeps tortillas or breads warm for up to 1 hour with a built-in insulated pouch. The perforated food safe PVC barrier inside the pouch allows the moisture to escape slowly, preventing the issue of sweating inside. In addition, the polyester/cotton exterior features attractive and trendy designs, adding to its visual appeal on the table. Having cold tortillas minutes after heating won’t be a problem any longer!

 Goya's Happy, Healthy Celebrations Cookbook

  (1) Goya Cookbook – Goya’s Happy, Healthy Celebrations Cookbook is a bilingual cookbook packed with 30 healthy My Plate Latin recipes for every celebration!


My So Called Balanced Life is not responsible for prize shipment or fulfillment.


  1. This recipe looks good. I have tried quinoa before

  2. Margaret Porter says

    We use Quinoa at our church supper. We have some vegans. Its really good! I have acquired a taste for it

  3. Pamela Gurganus says

    I think your recipe is great! It makes me wish I wasn’t allergic to quinoa! 🙁

  4. kelly nicholson says

    What do you think about my recipe? Have you tried Quinoa before?

    recipe looks cool..never tried it before

  5. I’ve tried quinoa but not often, I’d like to try it in different recipes like yours.

  6. paige chandler says

    I have never tried…yet. I promise—I will be trying your recipe. Mmmmmm

  7. Amanda morris says

    I think the recpie sounds yummy and I would love to try it . I honestly havent tried quinoa before though.

  8. I really liked your recipe, and am interested in trying it! Instead of turkey, though, I might put in some tofu or seitan– I’ve been a vegetarian for just over 20 years. I have had quinoa before, but have little experience cooking with it.

  9. Renee Walters says

    This recipe looks pretty good. I love quinoa. I make it all the time.

  10. I have not tried it yet. This recipe looks yummy.

  11. Katie Bellamy says

    I’ve never tried it before but am curious!

  12. Sherry Compton says

    I like the recipes and think they sound like something I could make…nice since I haven’t tried quinoa before.

  13. Sara Theissen says

    I think it sounds great! I love quinoa. I’ve only tried it in oatmeal and chili before though!

  14. Your recipe sounds delicious! My family would love it! We have had quinoa before, many times!

  15. Your recipe looks yummy! I have tried quinoa and like it.

  16. The recipe looks yummy, and I love quinoa, but the boys in my family are still resistant.

  17. Sounds like something my husband would love and we have not tried quinoa!

  18. I’ve never tried Quinoa!

  19. I have not tried quinoa before but it sounds interesting I will have to do that. I would love to see all of the bloggers doing more kitchen items and foods like this. Thanks!

  20. I have not tried Quinoa before, but this recipe seems like something that I could definitely make for my family so we could try something out of our norm.

  21. Your recipe sounds scrumptious. I have tried quinoa before and I love it.

  22. I haven’t tried Quinoa before but I’ve been curious, seems to be very popular now.

  23. Michele Pineda says

    The recipe sounds good, and no, I have never tried Quinoa before.

  24. Tons of times! I make it almost weekly!

  25. It sounds great. I haven’t ever tried Quinoa.

  26. Seyma Shabbir says

    It looks very delicious. I have not tried Quinoa but I have tried Goya brand beans

  27. Jeanna Massman says

    It looks yummy! I have not tried quinoa.

  28. Breanna Pollard says


  29. Your recipe sounds like something we’d love in this house. I have cooked quinoa, although I often forget that it’s in the pantry and end up reaching for the rice instead. Love your idea of using it as the base for your bowl. And I’m very jealous of your new Caldero!

  30. I think about your recipe sounds Awesome. I have not tried this before but I will…thanks

  31. Melissa Storms says

    I have .not tried Quinoa before but your recipe sounds really, really good and like a good intro recipe to quinoa

  32. That’s awesome. I had no idea! I’ll take any excuse to have some hispanic foods though!

  33. Geri Sandoval says

    Great recipe, has lots of flavor with the taco seasoning, chili powder, Rotel, cilantro and jalapeño. My family will love this awesome recipe.

  34. I have tried quinoa, but never like this. I’d try this 🙂

  35. I love quinoa and didn’t even know Goya made one! The recipe looks like something I would make on a normal weeknight (minus the turkey because I am vegan). I love making healthier bowls by using quinoa instead of rice.

  36. Kathleen S. says

    I like your recipe. It sounds good. I do like the ground turkey aspect of it. I use ground turkey all the time. I’ve also yet to try quinoa. I want to buy it, but I’m not sure how my family would react..hehe. 🙂

  37. It looks good and yes I have tried Quinoa before.

  38. Jerry Marquardt says

    I haven’t tried Quinoa before, but I would like to soon. It would make your special recipe really dandy. I will be trying both really soon.

  39. Terry Stevens says

    This recipe looks tasty. I have not tried quinoa! to date.

  40. Laurie Nykaza says

    I think your recipe looks great and would love to try Quinoa I do like it in this recipe.

  41. Dotty J Boucher says

    I don’t think I have ever tried quioa, but it does sounds tasty!, I would have to try it before I spend
    my money on it at the store.

  42. Agness of Run Agness Run says

    This is the first time I am seeing this recipe, and it was love at first sight, Melinda. Can’t wait to prepare this quinoa recipe and I hope it will be love at first bite, too.

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