Quinoa with Sweet Potato and Mushrooms

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Sweet Potato, onion, mushrooms, and chopped pecans are served over a bed of quinoa. This dish is perfect as a warm meal or side dish during cold weather.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • cup quinoa

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped

  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped, toasted pecans

Directions

  1. Stir the quinoa in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to take on a toasty aroma, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, and add pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and cayenne pepper; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover the skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the sweet potato is soft, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour a splash of water into the skillet if needed to keep the vegetables from burning. Spoon the vegetable mixture over a bed of quinoa, and sprinkle with chopped pecans to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 249mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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