Protein-Packed Spicy Vegan Quinoa with Edamame

Protein-Packed Spicy Vegan Quinoa with Edamame

HeidiM 1

"I adapted this from a turkey burger recipe when I went vegan. It is also gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce. I use it as a post-workout meal, as it is delicious, satisfying and relatively high in plant-based protein. Enjoy!"
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45 m servings 323 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 17.6 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 305 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring water, quinoa, and vegetable bouillon to a boil in a large pot; stir in edamame, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions and bell peppers until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in soy sauce, cilantro, and chile paste.
  3. Stir onion mixture into quinoa mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until excess broth has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • This can be served immediately or refrigerated for up to 1 week and reheated.
  • I buy frozen shelled edamame in packets from Trader Joe's(R).



I made this last night for my husband and I. It was OUTSTANDING!! We are on the Daniel Fast, and this recipe turned quinoa into a mouth-watering, flavorful fusion of fresh ingredients! I used...

Instead of making the quinoa from scratch, just adding two packages of cooked brown rice mixed with quinoa (available at Costco) to the veggie mixture is easier and VERY tasty. This also does n...

Very easy to make, packed SO MUCH more flavor than a lot of quinoa recipes, and even got rave reviews from meat eaters:). It was also excellent the next day for leftovers.

I couldn't find the chili paste so it wasn't terribly spicy but kids ate it so it was probably just as well.

I'd never used quinoa in a stir-fry and geatly appreciate this versatile recipe. Previously cooked quinoa reduced the cooking time of this great recipe. I modified it to use on-hand ingredients...