Fresh Vegetables and Quinoa

garden quinoa

Garden Quinoa

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup diced red onions
1-2 cloves garlic, minced (use 2 if you like a strong garlic flavor)
1/2 cup chopped asparagus spears
1/2 cup diced red bell peppers
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt

Rinse quinoa under cold running water in a fine-mesh strainer until juices run clear. Transfer quinoa to a small saucepan, and add water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer gently with lid tilted for 20 minutes or until nearly all of the liquid is absorbed.

While quinoa is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Add asparagus, red peppers, and tomatoes, squeezing tomatoes with your hands to release their juices into the skillet. Cook over low heat for 5-8 minutes.

Add cooked quinoa to skillet, and stir in pine nuts, parsley, oregano, and salt. Stir well, and cook until heated thoroughly. Serve. Makes 6 1/2 cup servings.

Recipe Notes

  • Can also be served as a cold side dish.
  • Other vegetable ideas: artichokes, broccoli, carrots, celery, green beans, or mushrooms.


  1. DeAnn Griffin says:

    What would you serve to complement this?

  2. This is a pretty good recipe. I personally needed more veggies (which I added) or like you said something to go along with it. thanks for sharing

  3. Great website. Love this recipe. I am on my second day of the Daniel fast and I want to research different meals so I can stay committed until day 21. Thanks for these recipes I will use them .

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  6. I fixed this for my family and my meat and potatoes husband actually liked it. I will make this again.

  7. Renee Morell says:

    I was just given a similar recipe by my daughter just before the fast. Love it and will eat it all year round now.