We eat quite a bit of quinoa each week. On it’s own, quinoa is a great healthy option as a side dish or as part of a salad. Adding a few ingredients is a great way to amp up your quinoa side dish and turn it into a filling, protein and veggie packed MAIN DISH for dinner and have a little extra leftover for lunch the next day.
I created this recipe really using what I had leftover in the fridge one day (those really are the best meals) and now it is a part of our dinner recipes and today, I am sharing it with you! #usewhatyouhave
Quinoa & Veggies Bowl Recipe
2 medium zucchini’s cut into cubes
½ of a medium squash, or 1 whole small one, cubed
2 cups of broccoli, chopped into bite size portions
1 pkg of mushrooms, diced
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1-2 cups of cooked quinoa, we use PC Organics Quinoa
1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
2. At the same time, cook your veggies in a frying pan on low-medium heat cover and simmer for a few minutes. Squash takes a bit longer so I usually add that into the pan first for a few minutes, followed by the other veggies.
3. Add in your coconut oil to the veggies after they simmer for a few minutes.
Add in your cooked quinoa to the pan, toss with some pepper and salt.
4. Optional: Add in some diced lean turkey kolbassa sausage – you can fry these up for a few minutes so that it is warm or just add it as is to the dish.
Enjoy! This tastes even better the next day for lunch!
Looking to spice up your regular quinoa dish, why not make these delicious QUINOA MEATBALLS?! Find the recipe and post here.