Simple Savory Quinoa Recipe -
Simple Savory Quinoa Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Simple Savory Quinoa

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"A savory side dish, tasty yet simple, with carrots, celery, onions and quinoa. I always cut my veggies really small, more like mincing because I don't like chunky veggies. It is always optional to cut this small. This would probably taste great with rice as well."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vegetable stock, quinoa, basil, and turmeric. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid. Once done, stir in the lime juice, and season to taste with salt to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 02, 2011

At first I was not blown away by the flavor- which there is plenty of- but as I was eating this the symphony of flavors were playing on my palette and I realized I really liked it. I made double the recipe without doubling the oil. I used chicken bouillion instead of vegetable broth (that's just what I had on hand). Also for some reason I imagined the directions had said to finely julienne the carrots, so I shredded them in a food processor instead of slicing them. I didn't have lime juice either. Otherwise I kept to the directions and it turned out great. There were no leftovers. My family loved it and at least one person had extra helpings. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2012

Interesting but not my favorite.

Apr 06, 2011

This was good and I will make it again, but with less oil. I will put the vegetables in at the same time as the broth, quinoa and spices, so they aren't overcooked. I think it needs one more spice, I'm just not sure what that is. I will also use a bit more onion and a bit less lime juice next time.

Mar 23, 2011

Easy to make! If anything, the amount of turmeric and lime juice should be cut down, but otherwise you get used to the taste! Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 10, 2011

Great meatless dish! I used chicken broth instead of vegetable stock, I added a pinch of cumin and just a pinch of turmeric, much better flavor. And forgot to add the lime and still I devoured it!

Sep 13, 2011

This is a really good recipe. I cubed the carrots & actually liked the veggies on the softer side (in response to the reviewer who suggested not pre-sauteeing the vegetables). Level of turmeric was just right & the lime juice added a nice brightness right at the end. I'm hoping no one eats the leftovers so I can have them for lunch today!

Mar 29, 2011

Doubled for dinner and there was none left! Wonderful flavor!

Nov 21, 2011

This was really good. I used curry powder and a pinch of cumin; I don't know much about turmeric, so I just picked something I thought would go with the other ingredients. It made more than 3 servings, though. More like 6 or 7 for what my family eats.


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  • Calories
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

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

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