Ben's Killer Quinoa Primavera (1/2c=serving)

Ben's Killer Quinoa Primavera (1/2c=serving)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.2
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 33.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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I combined my favorite quinoa ingredients into a lemony, veggie treat. I combined my favorite quinoa ingredients into a lemony, veggie treat.
Number of Servings: 18


    Veggie Prep
    1.5 Tbspn EVOO
    1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced/chopped
    2 skinny carrots, finely sliced
    1/2 red onion, sliced and chopped
    1/2 white onion, sliced and chopped
    2 medium Garlic cloves, minced
    4-6 green onion stalks, chopped
    2 x Celery Stalks, sliced

    1 T Coriantder
    1 T Cumin
    1 t Chili Powder
    1 t black pepper, freshly ground
    8-10 shakes of garlic dude Dust (link website)

    2 cups of Quinoa, rinsed prior to cooking in cold water
    4 cups of low sodium reduced fat chicken broth
    2 juice of lemon

    Added Last
    2 large tomatoes, sliced and chopped
    1 cucmber, sliced/choped
    1/3 Cup Sliced Almonds
    2 Cups baby spinache (packed/fresh, coarsely chopped)


Considered adding Edamame, but felt it had enough ingredients (nice mix, flavorful)


Chop Vegetables

Rinse Quinoa in cold water 3 times (fine strainer)
(as it has a slightly bitter taste if you do not rinse)

Med High Heat/Large deep Skillet (ideally non stick):
Heat EVOO in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add Veggies from first list (white/red/green onions, bell pepper, garlic,carrots, )

cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. About 3 to 5 minutes.

Add quinoa to skillet, cook, stirring frequently, until quinoa stats to turn golden brown, about 2


Add broth, seasonings, lemon juice to skillet, bring to a boil.

Cover skillet and reduce heat to low and simmer for 13 minutes;

stir in spinach,almonds,tomatos,cucumber,celery
cook until spinach and quinoa are tender and liquid is absorbed.
About 3 to 5 minutes (maybe less, can cover too)

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Serving Size: 1/2 cup

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