Tagged: quinoa

Broccoli Quinoa Pilaf


- small onion, chopped

- 4 cups broccoli, chopped

- 2 cups quinoa, cooked

- 1/2 cup craisins or raisins

- 1 cup roasted almonds, chopped fine

- 1/4 cup chicken broth

- olive oil

- salt and pepper


1. Place medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil then add onions, salt and pepper. Cook stirring occasionally until softened and starting to brown, approx. 3 minutes.

2. Add chicken broth. When it starts to boil turn heat down to medium. Add broccoli and craisins. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until broccoli is tender.

3. Stir in cooked quinoa and let cook for another minute.

4. Remove from heat and stir in almonds. Salt and pepper to taste.

Asian Quinoa Veggie Bowl


I love this recipe because it’s easy to make, you can substitute for any ingredients you like, and it actually takes like Chinese fried rice. I recently discovered Coconut Aminos and now I don’t think I will ever use Soy sauce again. Not only is it Paleo friendly (soy-free) but there is a lot less sodium as well. Also great with sushi!

Other suggested ingredients: eggplant and/or squash instead of broccoli


- 1 cup quinoa

- 1/2 cup vegetable broth

- 2 cloves garlic (minced)

- 1/4 onion chopped

- 1 cup kale (chopped)

- 1/2 cup broccoli (chopped)

- 3 Portobello mushroom caps (cut into bite sized pieces)

- 2 scrambled eggs (optional)


1. Cook quinoa according to package.

2. Cook mushrooms in a small skillet.

3. While mushrooms are cooking heat broth in a large wok. Add garlic and broccoli. When they start to soften add onions. Cook until liquid is almost evaporated.

4. Stir in mushrooms (cooked), kale and Coconut Aminos. Mix until all is coated.

5. Mix in scrambled eggs (optional).

Quinoa Pizza Cups


These pizza cups are delicious and filling. A great appetizer for a party to keep your guests happy and full. Feel free to use a regular cupcake pan or a mini cupcake pan for bit size cups. Do not refrigerate before serving for a party, but great as leftovers for yourself.

Ingredients - makes 30 regular cups

- 6 cups cooked quinoa

- 3 cups shredded mozzarella

- 2 cups chopped pepperoni (I used spicy salami)

- 6 large eggs

- 1 large onion (chopped small)

- 6 teaspoons minced garlic

- 1 cup fresh chopped basil (2 tablespoons dried)

- 3 teaspoons paprika

- salt

- marinara sauce (for dipping)

- cupcake pan


1. Preheat over to 350 degrees

2. Mix together all ingredients except tomato sauce.

3. Grease cupcake pan. Fill each cup to top then press down to compact ingredients into cup.

4. Bake for 20 minutes. Repeat until all cups are cooked. Serve with heated tomato sauce.


Quinoa with Roasted Veggies


I just made this dish yesterday to bring with my to a BBQ and it was the only dish that was scrapped clean. It’s relatively cheap to make, you can substitute any vegetables for those that you like, and it doesn’t take more than an hour with cooking time. It’s also great to make at home since the leftovers are delicious cold or hot.


Ingredients (serving size: side dish for party)

Use any vegetables that you like roasted. Some options: zucchini, squash, eggplant, pepper, onion, etc.

- 18 oz uncooked quinoa (regular or mixed variety)

- 1 box chicken broth

- 4 zucchinis

- 3 yellow squash

- 1 red onion

- 2 peppers (not green)

- 3 limes

- bunch of basil

- grilled radicchio (optional)

- mozzarella (optional)

- olive oil, salt, pepper


1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.

2. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Substitute half of water needed for chicken broth.

3. Chop all vegetables. Mix on baking sheets with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put in oven for approx. 20min or until roasted.

3.1. Grill radicchio, then chop (optional)

4. Chiffonade basil and juice limes. Set aside.

4.1 Chop mozzarella into small pieces (optional)

5. When vegetables are done let them cool for a few minutes.

6. Mix together quinoa, vegetables (remember to scrape the pan to get all the browned goodness,) basil, lime juice. Drizzle with olive oil and mix. Salt and pepper to taste. Lastly, if you are using cheese mix it in.