Recipe: Veggie-Packed Quinoa

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Combined with any veggie blend, quinoa transforms from a bland side dish to the sparkling main event. With this healthy blend of green veggies and protein-packed chick peas, this quinoa dish is a great healthy alternative to overly-starchy sides.

Photo by Danielle Karagannis

Serves 1 as a meal, 2 as a side

What You’ll Need:

1 cup of quinoa
1/2 a bag of fresh spinach leaves
1/2 onions
1 can of chickpeas
4 fresh mushrooms
Splash/dash of desired seasoning (we like a little Sriracha, curry powder, paprika, or oregano)

What To Do:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water to a boil. Then turn to simmer and continue cooking, covered, until water is absorbed (about 10-15 minutes).
  2. While quinoa is cooking, sauté the spinach, onions, chickpeas, and mushrooms in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. As vegetables are sautéing, add seasoning of choice and mix well.
  4. When quinoa is cooked, add to the skillet with veggies and stir until well combined.

 

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