Simple Savory Quinoa


A savory quinoa recipe that's tasty yet simple with carrots, celery, onions, and quinoa. I always cut my veggies really small, more like mincing, because I don't like chunky veggies. It is optional to cut this small. This would probably taste great with rice as well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped

  • 2 carrots, sliced

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 cup vegetable stock

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • salt to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in vegetable stock, quinoa, basil, and turmeric. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. Stir in lime juice and season with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 386mg 8%

* 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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