High-protein side dish with plenty of flavor and crunch. Rinsing the quinoa three times will help to eliminate any bitterness.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine quinoa, cold water, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and cook until the liquid is fully absorbed, about 15 minutes.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir celery, onion, carrot, and garlic in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir almonds, tomato, raisins, salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano into the vegetable mixture; cook and stir 1 minute more.

  • Fluff the quinoa with a fork and stir into the mixture in the skillet; cook and stir until evenly mixed and hot, about 30 seconds.

  • Divide between 3 plates; sprinkle the top of each portion with a scattering of a few coarse sea salt granules for a surprising crunch of salty goodness.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 33g 11% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 506mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2012
This recipe was really good. I did not use celery because I dont liek "cooked" celery. But other than that I followed the recipe and it turned out really good. I served this as main dish with some side salad and it was gone in minutes. Thank you. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2013
I thought this was pretty good. Read More
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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2012
This recipe was really good. I did not use celery because I dont liek "cooked" celery. But other than that I followed the recipe and it turned out really good. I served this as main dish with some side salad and it was gone in minutes. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2012
This recipe was delicious! The only substitution I did was to use dried cranberries in place of raisins because that's what I had in the pantry. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2013
This is a great quinoa recipe and simple to prepare. I loved it!!! It is an easy recipe to add or subtract ingredients according to your likes and dislikes. I didn't have raisins so skipped those. I could tell by the seasonings amounts that I would want more so I upped them to 1/2 tsp each except the salt. Probably could use even more. I didn't even add salt except with the quinoa and will decrease the salt the next time I make this. I decreased the olive oil to 1 tablespoon and that was plenty. I am trying to add more G-Bomb veggies to my diet so I added some fresh spinach and mushrooms!! I recommend adding more tomatoes. I think this recipe definitely needs something green to make it look more appealing. The spinach did the trick! I will surely be making this again. Thanks Ann for a great recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2012
This is outstanding. The suggested serving of 3 will easily serve 4 as a side dish. I also added craisins for color instead of the tomato. Had some zucchini and broccoli that I chopped up and added. Will keep this one in my recipe box-mmmm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2014
I am in love. Thanks I had never tried Quinoa before so this was my introduction. I followed the recipe exactly. Even my husband a conservative eater liked it. Good thing to because I would have divorced him and married the Quinoa. - Belinda Wood Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
Replace 1/2 of the water with chicken broth for additional flavor Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
I make this all the time and use it to introduce quinoa to people who have never tried it before. Everyone likes it and I get lost of requests for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2014
This recipe was so delicious! My husband who has disliked every quinoa recipe I've ever tried went back for seconds and was sad that there were no leftovers! Looking forward to making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2014
Even though this recipe just has a few spices it was extremely flavorful. This recipe stores well and is delicious hot or cold. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2013
I thought this was pretty good. Read More
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