(Closed) Quinoa recipes

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LOVE quinoa!

We usually cook it (some brands you don’t have to presoak) and then quickly mix with sauteed veg (diced tomatos, onions, etc) and then stuff them in cooked green peppers and roast in the oven for 20 min or so.

Post # 5
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love it just straight with butter which is amazing. Also just use it in a stirfry. There is a really good book called 365 Quinoa recipes or something like that. 

Post # 6
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can throw it into soups to make them more hearty and it works great!  

Post # 7
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I usually cook it with veggie broth and a little bit of curry paste, then add some fried peas, onions, celery and tofu to it.  It’s a SUPER easy meal, that’s for sure.  I also like to add it to chili beans and soups.

Post # 8
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@peasantsong:  Oh that reminds me of a gumbo I made. Mmmmm so yummy.

Post # 9
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Lemony Quinoa with Butternut Squash

The pine nuts really complement the lemon flavor, but if you decide to leave them out, you can deduct about 30 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

10 ounces butternut squash (about 2 cups)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup quinoa

1/4 cup chopped shallots

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons (about 7/10 ounce) lightly toasted pine nuts (optional) 

1 teaspoon minced fresh chives (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the squash in half and scrape out the seeds and strings (using a grapefruit spoon makes this easier). Peel and cut into 1/2-inch cubes and toss with the 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Place them on a non-stick baking sheet (or silicone mat), sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, and bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.


Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse it well and allow to drain. Heat a deep, non-stick pot. Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until shallots soften slightly. Add the quinoa and toast it until it has dried out and begins to exude a toasty aroma. Add the squash along with the thyme and vegetable broth. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook, stirring once or twice, until all broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir in the lemon peel and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and add more lemon juice if needed.


Serve with toasted pine nuts and chives sprinkled on top.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition (per serving): 240 calories, 50 calories from fat, 5.7g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 291.8mg sodium, 576mg potassium, 41.2g carbohydrates, 5.2g fiber, 1.7g sugar, 8.4g protein, 4.5 points.



Author: Susan Voisin

Source: FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Web Page: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/10/lemony-quinoa-with-butternut-squash.html

Copyright: Susan Voisin 2009. All rights reserved. Please do not repost recipes or photos without permission.

Post # 10
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hmmm, quinoa! my favorite is to cook it and then mix it with some veggies (mushrooms, peas, spinahch etc.) and cheese, stuff bell pepper with the mix and bake it in the oven!

Post # 11
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I love this recipe.


I am not vegan but my Maid/Matron of Honor is and she came to visit for a month so we tried all sorts of vegan recipes and this was my absolute favorite. I’ve also made it non-vegan by adding some stirfried chicken breast into the dish.


Post # 12
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use quinoa in place of rice in recipes and various dishes.

Post # 14
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

This is delicious, my Fiance loves it! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quinoa-and-black-beans/

It can easily be a main dish if you eat enough of it because it is a little heartier due to the black beans. 

I really want to try some of the sweet and breakfast receipes I have seen for quinoa, but haven’t done that yet. Any suggestions?

Post # 15
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Take on bag of kale (or a box of frozen), 1 cup quinoa, and 2 cups water. Boil for 20 min or so (until the quinoa splits open). Remove from heat and stir in 6 ounces of goat or feta cheese until it melts.

Post # 16
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

For some reason I really like mine better cold.  I use it to make a faux pasta salad – quinoa, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes, feta or mozzarella, and red wine vinegar and olive oil.

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