Quinoa and Sauteed Veggies

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but quinoa is one of my favorite foods!  If you missed my post about quinoa and aren’t sure what the heck quinoa is, you can read about it here.

This is one of my favorite meals and can be prepared with a variety of different ingredients with whatever veggies you have on hand.  Get creative and share your creations!

Quinoa with sautéed veggies 


About 4 servings

1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked

4 ounces of baby spinach

1 medium zucchini, sliced or cubed

1 medium squash, sliced or cubed

1 small onion (red or yellow)

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

8 oz mushrooms

1 cup corn, fresh or frozen

1 can of black beans


Cook quinoa in water or broth according to package directions.  Meanwhile, sauté spinach, zucchini, squash, onion, garlic, corn and mushrooms in a extra virgin olive oil.  In a separate pan, heat black beans.  When quinoa is done, combine with vegetables and black beans and serve.  For non-vegetarians, you can also a chicken breast for a little extra protein.  Other veggies that are also great are grated carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, or kale.  This is also fabulous reheated the next day, making it perfect to pack for a healthy lunch!

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