Quinoa with stir-fried winter veg

Quinoa with stir-fried winter veg

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(23 ratings)

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

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

Nutrition: per serving

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



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • 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 cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, 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…


  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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Vavo's picture
16th Dec, 2019
I added some raw cashew nuts to the recipe before turning off the heat. Yum yum yum :)
19th Sep, 2016
I have made this several times. It's super easy and delicious.
12th May, 2015
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.
26th Apr, 2014
Best stif fry ever!
2nd Jan, 2014
Thought this was great, the toms really are key to the taste. Will certainly do again.
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29th May, 2012
why quinoa when cus cus is cheaper and better
2nd Jan, 2012
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.
19th Dec, 2011
Had this this evening and it was yummy! Served it with some basil-tofu cut into flat pieces and griddled. Will definitely make again!
8th Nov, 2011
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.


tattoo tote
29th Sep, 2016
Boring and bland .... All vegans aren't this dull ...!!
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