Spicy Veggie Quinoa

A deliciously energizing bowl of spicy veggie quinoa.

spicy veggie quinoa recipe

Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 large carrots, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • a generous drizzle of agave or honey
  • a few sprigs of cilantro

Cook quinoa in one and a half cups of water in a pot, bringing to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed.

In skillet, sauté mushrooms and zucchini in olive oil until tender.

Add carrots, tomatoes, and red pepper continuing to cook for 2-3 minutes.

Sprinkle salt, cayenne and cumin, as well as a drizzle of agave over vegetables.

Stir cooked quinoa into the veggie mixture in skillet, then add cilantro.

Spoon into bowls & bon appetit!

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.” ~ Julia Child

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    Mmm! I am definitely making this for dinner this week!

    Sounds–and looks–wonderful!I bet the agave makes it sweet.

    mmmmmm, veggies with quinoa is one of my faves!!! nice colour/flavour combo on the vegs, and I like the idea of a drizzle of sweetness in there.

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