Quinoa with vegetables recipe

September 26, 2023

Quinoa is a high-protein grain (or seed) that’s even better for us than brown rice. Plus it has interesting vitamin health benefits, including providing nutrients like manganese, magnesium and copper.

You can call this a quinoa salad and eat it cold or make it a hot side dish. No matter how you serve it, it’s delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare.

Here’s how I made it

I cut carrots, broccoli and asparagus into small pieces and steamed them.

I chopped mushrooms, onions, shallot, garlic and a yellow bell pepper and sauteed them.

The proportions really don’t matter–and what you add doesn’t matter as long as you like the vegetables. That’s the key to cooking healthy: use what you like and lots of it!

Cooked up some quinoa and made a dressing using apple cider vinegar, olive oil and a bit of honey. I can’t tell you how good it is and also how filling. So here are all the ingredients:

  • Chopped carrots
  • Chopped broccoli (small florets)
  • Chopped asparagus
    All steamed up tender.
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped yellow pepper
  • Chopped garlic
  • Chopped shallots
  • Sliced mushrooms
    All sauteed together.

Quick cooking quinoa

Dressing: mix together

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tb Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tb or two of local honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • maybe a squeeze or two of lemon

Combine everything together, mix in the dressing. Serve hot or cold. M likes his best hot but I like mine chilled. Yummy stuff!


10 comments on “Quinoa with vegetables recipe
  1. I’ve tried quinoa a few times and didn’t like it, but with all of the flavors you’ve added, I may need to give it another try.

  2. Alana says:

    I would love this. I just have to convince my husband, the family cook, that not all dishes need to include pasta. It’s an uphill battle, lol. (Diane, did your quinoa taste bitter? If the quinoa you purchased was bitter, chances are that some of the bitter outer coating had been left on. If you try this recipe, try rinsing in cold water before cooking.)

  3. Meryl says:

    Sounds delish. I occasionally cook quinoa. Never heard of it as a kid.

  4. Sounds yummy! I’ve been eating quinoa lately, even for breakfast sometimes. Love it.

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