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Quinoa with Veggies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Quinoa with Veggies

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"I love quinoa and I wanted to make something that was flavorful and filling. The vegetables can be changed to your liking!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring the quinoa, water, and 1 pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Once done, drain a mesh strainer, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the garlic softens and the aroma mellows, about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper, and corn; continue cooking until the pepper softens, about 5 minutes. Season with cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper, and cook for 1 minute more, then stir in the cooked quinoa and green onions. Serve hot or cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2009

This dish was DELICIOUS! Even my husband liked it! I did add a few things...about 1 TBS of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of pine nuts toasted. I used minced garlic (1 heaping TBS) because I didn't have any fresh. I cooked the quinoa in 2 cups of chicken broth instead of water. (not 3! Quinoa is cooked like rice, 1 part quinoa 2 parts liquid) This was my whole dinner, my husband had it as a side dish to steak. This was incredible and my new favorite way to make quinoa!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2012

I'm a big fan of quinoa, so tried this recipe. I found it to be bland and boring.

Aug 03, 2008

both my husband and i love the flavors of this dish. as the recipe states, you can use almost any vegetable that you have on hand. i used garlic, red onion, fresh corn cut from the cob, red bell pepper and celery. i also used red quinoa which, i think, takes more time to cook than white quinoa. awesome recipe!

Apr 03, 2009

Finally! A way I enjoy quinoa. This recipe rocks...the cumin & oregano give it just a little more flavor. And straining made the texture so much better...it also makes it moldable so you can play around with serving it aesthetically (e.g. use a measuring cup, pack it, then turn it upside down on the plate). I'll make this again for sure!

Mar 22, 2011

So healthy and delicious. Added green onion, cherry tomatoes, frozen corn, can of drained rinsed black beans, fresh baby spinach, made a dressing of 1/4c olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and cracked pepper and the juice of 2 limes and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Also cooked my quinoa in chicken broth. So good! Thanks!

Aug 16, 2010

Great recipe you can change up. I cooked my quinoa with half veggie broth, half water and 2 cut up carrots (so they would soften). For my veggies I used garlic, bell pepper, kale, zucchini, and cauliflower. I added a little more cumin and a little garlic powder and it came out wonderful. My carnivorous boyfriend topped his with marinara sauce and said it was the best veggie meal I've made to date. Really easy, really versatile, really delicious. Play around with it, you can pretty much add anything!

Aug 19, 2009

This is my very first time trying quinoa, not even sure how its pronounced. I really loved it and this dish is awesome, quite simple and i used red bell peppers, broccoli, onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Its a simple dish, nothing too special but since I have never had quinoa I will give it a 5 because it tasted good all together.

May 04, 2009

Really tasty. I made it with carrots, broccoli, and snow peas, cause that is what's in season right now where I live. Benefits from extra S&P.


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  • Calories
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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