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Vegetable confetti quinoa

Chock full of vegetables and colour this satisfying side dish is delicious served alongside chicken or turkey for dinner. Use up leftovers in a salad and add some chickpeas and a splash of vinegar for a full meal lunch idea.

4-6 servings  / 40 min

Prep 15 min / Cook 25 min

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium reduced vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1 each red and yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh basil or parsley
Directions
  1. Combine quinoa, vegetable broth, orange rind and juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Fluff into a large bowl; keep warm.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic for 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in carrot, zucchini, red and yellow peppers and cook for 5 minutes or until tender crisp. Add pepper. Stir into quinoa mixture with basil.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 4)
  • Calories 236
  • Protein 7 g
  • Total Fat 5 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 42 g
    Fibre 6 g
    Total sugars 9 g
    Added sugars 3 g
  • Sodium 137 mg
  • Potassium 579 mg

Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. ©Heart and Stroke Foundation 2015.