Vegetable Quinoa with Toasted Almonds

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Simple
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A quick, nutritious and easy to make quinoa dish.

Guest Chef: Lavanya Krishnan

Ingredients

  • Quinoa – 1/2 cup
  • Red pepper and green pepper, diced – 1/2 each
  • Frozen or fresh peas – 1/4 cup
  • Red onion, diced – 1/2
  • Yellow and green zucchini – 1/2 each
  • Cilantro or mint – 2 tbsp
  • Scallion, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Slivered almonds – 3 tbsp
  • Cayenne powder – 3 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – pinch
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger, diced – 1 inch
  • Olive oil – 2 tsp

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. In a pan, heat 1 tsp oil and toast almonds. Set aside.
  3. In same pan, heat rest of olive oil. Add ginger, onions, scallions, peppers. Sauté till onions are soft.
  4. Add zucchini, peas, cayenne, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and salt. Mix thoroughly and saute for a few more minutes. Add peas and combine well.
  5. Once quinoa is cooked, mix it in with the vegetables.
  6. Add toasted almonds and cilantro/mint. Serve hot.

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