Spring Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Spring Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Spring Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by interzone_mantras

Makes 6 servings



Quinoa, a grain with a texture like that of couscous, is sold at natural foods stores. Serve this side dish with lime wedges. This recipe is part of our Grilled Salmon for 4 Sunday supper menu.

Recipe Ingredients for Spring Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf

1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup quinoa
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
6 oz zucchini
4 green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley

Recipe Directions for Spring Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf

  1. Bring broth and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to boil in medium saucepan; add quinoa. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; fluff with fork. Cover and reserve.

  2. Add olive oil and garlic to pan over medium-high; sauté 30 seconds. Add all bell peppers and zucchini. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Sauté until just tender, about 8 minutes. Add cooked quinoa, green onions, and parsley to vegetables in skillet; toss to combine. Season with sea salt and pepper.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 204.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
196
Calories from Fat
78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.7g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
29mg
1%
Potassium
395mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
24.1g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.9g
16%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
5.8g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 140%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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