#HealthyNewYear Recipe: Quinoa with Mixed Veggies

Quinoa with Veggies

Quinoa with mixed veggies is so simple to make, and this packed with protein and vegetables meal is sure to jumpstart your #HealthyNewYear. This recipe uses Quinoa, which is a high protein grain. Instead of using rice, try using Quinoa instead for more added protein in your diet.


  • 2 cups of Quinoa (I’ve found the best price to be at Costco)
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups of Water
  • 1/2-1 cup of Mixed Veggies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Herbs and Spices of your choice


Rinse Quinoa and combine with water in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce hit and simmer. Add in mixed vegetables, salt and whichever herbs and spices you prefer.  A teaspoon of Basil and Oregano is a good place to start, and you can go from there depending on your tastes. Stir occasionally until water is absorbed. Makes in about 15-20 minutes and serves 4-6.

Once you get good at making it, you can adjust the seasonings to make it how you like. The possibilities are endless. The nice thing about this recipe, besides the fact that it is healthy and easy, is that it is also inexpensive. By my estimation it costs less than $5 to make.

What’s your favorite way to use Quinoa?

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  1. My kids prefer rice to quinoa, but I like to mix it with 3 bean salad and serve atop lettuce for a yummy lunch salad. There’s a new chain by me called Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (CO, NM area) that sells quinoa in 2 lb bags for less than $3.50.

  2. I cook my quinoa in broth or stock whenever possible as that always adds a nice flavor boost. I have made quinoa salads and also like it with sauteed spinach (lots of garlic, lemon, yum!). Thanks for the reminder – I need to put quinoa on my grocery list!

  3. I just bought some recently. I had some butternut squash too. So I found a recipe that combined the two with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. I love it! In fact that is what I had for lunch today. I will look forward to seeing what others do with it.

  4. I make a mexican style Quinoa salad. I add corn, edamame, red onions, chickpeas, beans tomatoes, and cilantro with a olive oil+lime+salt/pepper sauce+garlic sauce. But you can pretty much add any ingredients you like to make it- sometimes I add artichokes as well.

  5. My family would probably hate this but I want to find some and add it to my jambalaya. If I mix it with the rice maybe they’ll never notice!

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