Quinoa Primavera Recipe

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


Submitted by josienyc

Makes 8 servings



Just in case you miss pasta as much as I do and need a summer substitute.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Primavera

100 g broccoli
100 g red pepper
100 g yellow pepper
3 cups quinoa
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 oz Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced basil
5 cloves garlic

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Primavera

  1. Cook one cup quinoa as instructed on box.

  2. Prep your veggies into which ever cut you prefer- I like the pepper sliced thinly and the broccoli in small crowns.

  3. Saute cut peppers in 1 tablespoon of EVOO

  4. Steam broccoli crowns either in the microwave or in a small sauce pan with steamer.

  5. Dice Fresh Basil - set aside.

  6. Dice fresh garlic - set aside.

  7. Micro plane .5 oz of hard Parmesan cheese - set aside.

  8. Remove peppers from heat when they wilt- you don't want to roast them - ensure they keep their crunch. Set aside.

  9. Make sure your broccoli is bright green and cooked through.

  10. In the same pan you cooked the peppers in, add the other .5 tablespoons of EVOO and diced garlic.

  11. Quinoa should be done, so when you HEAR the garlic start to cook, spoon quinoa right into the pan. Stir well and remove from heat.

  12. In a separate mixing bowl layer cooked veggies, quinoa, cheese and basil. Mix well to integrate ingredients.

  13. Makes 8 half cup servings.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 108.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
463mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
44.0g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
10.4g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 85%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin C
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