Veggie Quinoa

Ingredients:
Makes: 4-6 servings

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (prepare according to directions)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 cups broccoli florets, steamed
  • 3 gloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 3oz can black olives, sliced
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • sea salt black pepper to taste

 

Directions:
Prepare quinoa according to package directions. To add more flavor, swap water for reduced sodium chicken stock. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions & garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add red peppers & yellow peppers. Stir for a minute. Add black olives & broccoli florets. Stir for a minute then cover and steam over low heat for 2-4 minutes.  Stir in quinoa. Cover and cook over low heat about 3 minutes. Garnish with parsley. Great side dish!

 

Nutritional Facts:
Calories:
173   |  Fat: 6g  |  Fiber: 5g  |  Carbs: 25g  |  Protein: 7g   |  Sugar: 1g  |  Sodium: 185mg