Garlic Quinoa Recipe

Looking for an easy Garlic Quinoa recipe? Learn how to make Garlic Quinoa using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by peera

Makes 3 servings



Quinoa is a very high protein grain which originated in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru as a staple food of the Incas. It's gluten-free and rich in L-lysine, phosphorus, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and vitamin E.

Recipe Ingredients for Garlic Quinoa

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water or broth
1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Garlic Quinoa

  1. Sauté onion in olive oil for 2-3 minutes; add garlic and continue sautéing for another 30 seconds or so.

  2. Add quinoa, water and salt to pan; bring to boil then reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

Categories

Side Dish, Central/South American, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 240.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
259
Calories from Fat
72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.0g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
202mg
8%
Potassium
356mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
8.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 4% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
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