Eighth Recipe of Christmas: Quinoa with Herbs and Vegetbales

Quinoa with Herbs and Vegetables

This makes a great side dish. Make plenty so that you can add protein to the quinoa and take to work for lunch the next day.



  • 1 c. quinoa
  • 3 T. EVOO
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 c. peas (fresh or frozen)
  • Dash sea salt
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 t. thyme leaves
  • 1 t. dried rosemary
  • 2 c. chicken broth or bone broth
  • ½ c. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 T. almond slivers


  1. Rinse the quinoa by placing it in a fine mesh strainer and running it under water for a minute. Let it drain while you cook the onions
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons EVOO on medium high heat in your skillet. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it is slightly brown.  Add the quinoa and stir for a couple minutes until the quinoa is lightly toasted. 
  3. Push the quinoa to the side and add in the other tablespoon of EVOO. Add in the minced garlic and the herbs. Sauté for 30 seconds. 
  4. Add in the broth, peas and salt and stir. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, then let it simmer for about 20 minutes. 
  5. Check now. All the liquid should be gone.  If the quinoa is too hard then add a little more liquid and let it simmer a few more minutes. 
  6. Stir in the parsley and the almonds and serve. Serve with protein and a vegetable.  Use the leftovers to make a quinoa bowl for next days lunch. 

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