I have been making this for years and it is one of our favorites. You can add more cumin or jalapeño as suggested, but it is tasty despite what others have said.
This must be good for me because it sure doesn't taste very good. Glad I left the seeds in the jalapenos to provide some extra kick. I also added a little chipotle powder. Wish I had read the other reviews before making this chowder. There are far better, tastier soup recipes out there. Skip this one and keep exploring.
I understand the other reviewer's reviews...I used goat feta which made tons of difference, used more jalapeno and less salt and squeezed in a bit of lime at the end to brighten the dish. It is amazing and everyone who has had some wanted the recipe.
I wanted to love this recipe. Healthy with lots of things I love. But it was just so bland. I doubled the jalapeno and the flavor just didn't come through. Adding chipotle powder helped, but the texture was still not as I hoped.
I agree with previous reviewer cookingactivist. I like quinoa and really wanted to like this recipe, but it didn't have much flavor. I ended up adding a variety of other spices to try to make it more tasty, all without success. Unless another reviewer suggests something to save this recipe I wouldn't make it again. Bummer.