Quinoa with stir-fried winter veg

Quinoa with stir-fried winter veg

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Quinoa is protein-rich, low-fat, gluten-free and makes a nutritious change from rice or pasta

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal414
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre9g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.03g
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  • 200g quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 carrot, cut into thin sticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 300g leek, sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 300g broccoli, cut into small florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 100g sundried tomato, drained and chopped
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Cook the quinoa according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat 3 tbsp of the oil in a wok or large pan, then add the garlic and quickly fry for 1 min. Throw in the carrots, leeks and broccoli, then stir-fry for 2 mins until everything is glistening.

  2. Add the sundried tomatoes, mix together the stock and tomato purée, then add to the pan. Cover, then cook for 3 mins. Drain the quinoa, then toss in the remaining oil and the lemon juice. Divide between warm plates and spoon the vegetables on top.

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Comments (17)

ordonnel's picture

I have made this several times. It's super easy and delicious.

uk2901's picture

Very quick, really easy, healthy and yummy too! Added some salt and pepper at the end and liked the combination of flavours. Nice mid-week meal. Will make this again.

alaadin0712's picture

Best stif fry ever!

gillh007's picture

Thought this was great, the toms really are key to the taste. Will certainly do again.

joemcghee's picture

why quinoa when cus cus is cheaper and better

katieb47's picture

I loved this - just made it now as a way of using up some veg (had broccoli and carrots and used red onion in place of the leeks) I love quinoa for summer packed lunch salads but was looking for something more 'comforting' for the winter. I was a bit dubious how tasty this would be but it was lovely: I think the sun dried tomatoes are the key and really lift the flavour (I threw in a few extra as it was the end of the jar). Chop the broccoli into tiny florets or it's a bit crunchy, even for someone who loves their veg al dente like me. This will definitely become a regular and it's a bonus it's so healthy.

vikki321's picture

Had this this evening and it was yummy! Served it with some basil-tofu cut into flat pieces and griddled. Will definitely make again!

sludgero's picture

It was very easy and practical to prepare and cook. Aesthetically pleasing. The stir-fried vegetables added a delicious taste to the quinoa. Nice combination. I would cook it again. I've added a sprinkle of cheddar cheese to give it a bit more of flavour. It was delicious. I do recommend. Thanks for this recipe.

kyra9682's picture

I loved this recipe. I added some mushrooms, zucchini and chilli. Very tasty! I'll often make it, also with cous cous.

memmarmite's picture

The Bearded Hubby and I absolutely love this recipe and make it often. I'm not a huge fan of leeks, mind - have made it with them once but usually leave out in favour of red onion.

naturalhabits's picture

Much more flavour thank you'd think for such a simple recipe!

chacha18's picture

Really enjoyed this, however not the best quinoa recipe i have made. The vegetables mixed really well with the quinoa and made a very healthy and delicious dinner.

ellingtonboots's picture

Really like quinoa but I wasn't overly impressed with this one. Don't think I'll be making this again x

jarrestr's picture

Might not have looked inspiring, but it tasted delicious. Have never eaten quinoa before but the oil and lemon juice were just
the thing to make it into an alternative to pasta or couscous.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

The recipe didn't look too inspiring, so I added some korma curry paste to the stock and also used fresh tomatoes in place of the dried. I chopped up and fried some paneer and stirred it into the finished dish and served with couscous and coriander instead of the quinoa. Went down well with the family.

eleanormayo's picture

This was ok for a midweek supper, but I am not sure I would rush to do it again.

Questions (1)

tattoo tote's picture

Boring and bland .... All vegans aren't this dull ...!!

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