Veggie Quinoa

So this quinoa is truthfully the first quinoa I have ever made in my life. No Joke. I’m not sure why I waited so long to make it, but it really never appealed to me. UNTIL NOW, of course! Oh goodness was this recipe so much better than I had imagined it to be. When I set out to make it, I knew I wanted to give it an Indian spin and pack lots of veggies in it! I’ve seen LOTS of recipes for Mexican quinoa and you guys know I love me some Mexican, so I’ll make that next πŸ™‚

Anyway, this veggie quinoa is especially great to make at the end of the week when you have a ton of veggies left over and need to clean out your fridge, although I swear my refrigerator never seems to get clean!

I had eggplant and zucchini on hand so that’s what I used in this recipe but you could use squash, greens like spinach, mushrooms, okra, and the list goes on and on. Basically, add anything and you can’t go wrong!

Also, I cooked the quinoa in vegetable broth so it would already be flavored before adding it to the vegetables so if you have some on hand I highly recommend doing it this way.

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe! If you have any questions, just comment below! Happy Eating πŸ™‚


Veggie Quinoa




Yield 4 Servings


1 small eggplant, diced

1 zucchini, diced

1 cup red onion, diced

2 jalapeΓ±os, finely chopped

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

2 cups quinoa, cooked

2 tbsp oil


  1. Heat a skillet or wide bottom pot over medium high heat and add oil
  2. Once oil is hot, add cumin and jalapeΓ±os and cook for one minute.
  3. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Once onions are cooked, add the eggplant, zucchini, garlic and rest of the spices and salt.
  4. Stir ingredients well and cover the pot or skillet with a lid and let cook for about 10 minutes or until the veggies are fork tender but still have a little bit of bite.
  5. Once veggies are cooked, add the quinoa and cilantro. Stir to combine all ingredients.
  6. Serve hot or cold as a side dish, or a main entree!Β 


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