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Ingredients for quinoa recipes with vegetables


– 1 cup quinoa

– 2 cups water

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 onion, finely chopped

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 bell pepper, diced (any color)

– 1 zucchini, diced

– 1 carrot, diced

– 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

– 1 cup broccoli florets

– Salt and pepper to taste

– 1 teaspoon cumin powder

– 1 teaspoon paprika

– Fresh herbs (parsley or cilantro) for garnish

– Optional: feta cheese or grated Parmesan for topping


Instructions: for quinoa recipes with vegetables


  1. Rinse Quinoa:

   – Rinse quinoa under cold running water to remove any bitterness.


  1. Cook Quinoa:

   – In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and water.

   – Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed.

   – Remove from heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork.


  1. Sauté Vegetables:

   – In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

   – Add chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent.


  1. Add Vegetables:

   – Add bell pepper, zucchini, carrot, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli to the skillet.

   – Sauté for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender but still vibrant.


  1. Seasoning:

   – Season the vegetables with salt, pepper, cumin powder, and paprika. Stir well to evenly coat the vegetables.


  1. Combine Quinoa and Vegetables:

   – Add the cooked quinoa to the skillet with the sautéed vegetables.

   – Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.


  1. Garnish and Serve:

   – Garnish with fresh herbs (parsley or cilantro) and optional feta cheese or grated Parmesan.


  1. Enjoy:

   – Serve the quinoa and vegetable mix as a main dish or a side dish. It’s delicious on its own or alongside grilled chicken or fish.


This quinoa with vegetable recipe is versatile, so feel free to customize it with your favorite vegetables and spices. It’s a nutritious and satisfying meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner!


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