Savoury Quinoa

Savoury Quinoa


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This savoury quinoa can be eaten as a side dish or as a full dinner because quinoa is a complete protein. This dish has celery, carrots, onion, garlic and basil.


Serves: 3 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the celery, carrots, onion and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the vegetable stock, quinoa, basil and turmeric. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low, cover then simmer 25 to 30 minutes until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid.
  3. Once done, stir in the lime juice then season to taste with salt.

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