Vegetable "Fried" Quinoa (A Gluten-Free Recipe)

Written by Tara Roscioli

In the cold winter months, there's nothing better than some hearty comfort food. Just because a meal fills us up on the inside doesn’t mean it will add inches on the outside. This easy gluten-free recipe for vegetable “fried” quinoa packs 8 amino acids, making it the perfect protein.

Vegetable “Fried” Quinoa

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • ½ tspn sea salt
  • 1 ¾ cups water
  • ½ cup chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari

Preparation

Thoroughly rinse and drain your quinoa. Place quinoa, water and salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Place toasty warm quinoa in a bowl and add all other ingredients. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately for a yummy dish that will warm you from the inside out.

This gluten-free recipe tastes great alone or when paired with a healthy stir fry.

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