Dairy-Free 'Cheesy' Quinoa

Dairy-Free 'Cheesy' Quinoa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 250.6
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 54.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 11.7 g

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Introduction

This protein-packed dish is free of wheat and dairy, perfect for those with allergies. Nutritional yeast lends a cheesy flavor to the dish, while tahini adds richness. This protein-packed dish is free of wheat and dairy, perfect for those with allergies. Nutritional yeast lends a cheesy flavor to the dish, while tahini adds richness.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup quinoa
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    1/2 teaspoon wheat-free tamari (soy sauce)

Tips

Stir in your favorite veggies; we like bell peppers, red onions, and tomatoes in the dish. (Calories not included.)

Nutritional yeast can be found in the bulk foods aisle of most healthy food stores and large supermarkets.


Directions

In a large saucepan, prepare quinoa according to package directions. Just before the quinoa has finished cooking, stir in the garlic, turmeric and pepper, and cover.
Remove from heat and immediately stir in the remaining ingredients, along with up to 1/2 cup warm water.
Serve immediately.

Serving Size:1 1/4 cups per serving (Serves 4)

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Love that it's vegan. I used a mix of white and black quinoa. Doubled the garlic (I just love the stuff !!) Added very finely chopped broccoli, cauliflower and onion. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven LOL) !!! You HAVE to try this. - 12/15/13

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Id suggest that you mix the non quinoa ingreadient and water together boefre adding it to the quinoa - esp the tahini which is sometimes a little tricky to mix. This dish goes well with peas and carrots, or broccoli and mushrooms, and add a little hot sauce or red pepper flakes for some heat. - 6/25/14

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I rinsed and toasted the Quinoa first. I used a veggie soup base and some knorr veggie mix too. I added sauteed onions and garlic and steamed broccoli. I also used half cheddar and half parm cheese. It is yummy. - 4/3/13

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The people who got creative with the recipe pretty much gave me new recipes LOL. They all sound great! - 6/25/14

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous -- simple, delicious, versatile! I added black beans, tomatoes, garlic and leeks. Enjoyed it with a side of arugula salad :) Yummy!! - 10/20/15

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. Easily adapted by adding a variety of vegetables. Simple and easy to make. - 8/17/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tastes very good - 7/1/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great vegan recipe! Thanks! - 5/20/13

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  • Very Good
    added more seasonings and chicken so the family would actually eat this! Great~ - 8/5/20

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  • O.K.
    Just wasn't impressed. - 6/22/20

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  • fabulous - 5/27/20

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  • Very Good
    Creative - 4/19/20

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  • O.K.
    Made as recipe shown except couldn't find tahini. Didn't get the "cheesy" taste but it was a good side dish. - 4/5/20

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  • very good and easy to add what you like to make it even better - 2/25/20

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  • Very Good
    Wow. Definitely outside the boxeating - 10/18/19

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  • This is a great recipe for quinoa! Thanks - 10/17/19

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  • Great - 8/26/19

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  • O.K.
    Tried this recipe. It was quite bland. But I added Dijon mustard, which improved the taste. - 7/24/19

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  • Great recipe to try out for a different way of using quinoa. Looking forward to making this. - 7/10/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 6/10/19

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  • Good
    Great - 5/13/19

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  • Thanks - 12/14/18

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  • It doesn't taste remotely of cheese, but it's a good side dish. - 10/16/18

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  • Nice! - 9/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    excellent - 9/22/18

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  • Tasted fine, but I don't get the cheesy thing. Didn't taste cheesy to me. - 9/3/18

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  • yummy - 6/20/18

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  • Incredible!
    Great basic recipe that can be modified to add variety and flavor. - 5/20/18

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  • Very Good
    Pretty good. - 5/16/18

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  • this looks good - 5/14/18

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  • - 5/5/18

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  • NICE - 3/25/18

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  • This was so good. - 3/14/18

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  • This was so good. - 3/14/18

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  • Yummy recipe! Will make it again. - 2/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious 😋 - 2/25/18

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  • Interesting group of ingredients. - 2/25/18

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  • Great recipe - 2/15/18

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  • Yummy - 1/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    looks good. - 1/24/18

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  • Very Good
    yummy - 12/15/17

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  • interesting... - 10/17/17

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  • It is good, but it is too bad that Quinoa has so many calories. - 9/10/17

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  • Sounds interesting - 7/26/17

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  • Incredible!
    great - 7/20/17

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  • Sounds great! - 7/12/17

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  • Love it! - 4/21/17

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  • sounds superb so healthy & vegan too - 4/17/17

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  • Good
    Good - 4/16/17

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  • Will try! - 4/16/17

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  • super - 3/20/17

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  • Wonderful - 3/14/17

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  • O.K.
    Not my cup of tea - 3/4/17

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  • I have never worked with added yeast before. - 3/4/17

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent! Thanks for this simple, quick and delicious recipe! - 4/25/16

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  • Very Good
    Made this last night. I also combined all additional ingredients and added them together. Added diced onion, 1 tbs tomato paste, half a yellow bell pepper, half a small zucchini. Then sriracha for a bit more pep. Looking forward to leftovers tonight! - 3/4/16

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  • Definitely giving this a try. - 1/27/16

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  • Incredible!
    healthy choice - 9/30/15

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