Quinoa Primavera

Quinoa Primavera

Quinoa Primavera
Provided by Live Right Health
Quinoa is a great source of fibre. Fibre can prevent constipation and also helps you feel full longer

 Prep Time 20 minutes   Cook Time 15 minutes  Total Time 45 minutes  Serves 6


  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2cloves minced garlic , optional
  • 1frozen Primavera vegetable blend (or your favourite)
  • ½cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • ½teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2/3cups dried quinoa
  • 2ounces Parmesan cheese grated (optional)
  • 3tablespoons chopped Parsley


 Cook Quinoa

  • Rinse Quinoa
  • Put quinoa in a mesh strainer and rinse with cool water for 1-2 minutes
  • Heat one teaspoon of olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the quinoa a cook, stirring frequently, until the quinoa begins to pop.
  • Add 4 cups of water, vegetable stock, or a combination of the two.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat to let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is thoroughly absorbed.
  • Remove the lid from the pot and set aside.

Quinoa Primavera

  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add frozen vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together milk and cornstarch.
  • Add to vegetable mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add broth, salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes longer.
  • Stir in quinoa and cook until heated through, adding additional broth if necessary.
  • Serve warm with sprinkled parmesan cheese and parsley

Note:  Add Chicken for a full meal.  Quinoa leftovers are great for next day lunches 

Nutrition N/A 

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