Monday, August 29, 2011

Simple Quinoa side dish with red peppers and onion

I am writing this post, eating this very dish!! I knew I wanted to do something with quinoa and not in the regular way I make.

I saw something like this in one of the cookbooks I keep bringing from the library, but I didn't note it down anywhere, so tried making it out of my memory.
Its a very simple dish and tastes great too. Its a good choice of a healthy side dish or as a warm salad.

Here I just added red onion and red bell pepper, but you surely can add zucchini and tomato if you would like, like I said a warm salad, but refrigerate it and it will turn into a cold salad, which I am sure with the simple flavoring of garlic will taste just as good.

This is going to be my final post for Blogging marathon #8. It was very fun to be back and join you guys again. Will surely be looking forward to the next marathon coming in September.

Quinoa is something which I never get tired of and so I cook it in 1 cup measurements and save it for later. When I cook in small quantities, I always mess it up, so I rather make more and refrigerate it.


1 cup cooked Quinoa

1/4 red onion, chopped big

1/4 red bell pepper, chopped big

2 garlic cloves, chopped small

few drops of olive oil

(Garnish with red pepper flakes and coriander leaves if you wish)


Heat the few drops of oil on heat heat.

Add Garlic and saute for a minute.

Add the chopped onion and red bell pepper on high heat and saute for another minute or two, depending on how much cooked you want.

Add the cooked quinoa and some salt and mix it in well with the onion and red bell pepper for about another minute or two on high heat.

Remove from heat and it ready to eat. You can garnish it with chili flakes, if you would like a kick of heat and coriander if you wish.

Serve hot. Enjoy!!!

Check out what the rest of my blogger pals are blogging on the final day of the marathon.

Sending this to CWS-Quinoa guest hosted by Priya of Now Serving, event started by Priya of Easy N Tasty recipes.


  1. yumm.anything vegetarian with quinoa in it, I am game!!

  2. It sounds flavorful, easy n delicious!
    US Masala

  3. Looks simply delicious,satisfying and nutritious..

  4. Nice recipe with quinoa! Looks delicious!

  5. Delicious looking quinoa. Excellent clicks.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Looks great.

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  7. This is so simple and looks just beautiful!

  8. this one looks so mouth-watering and easy to prepare...delicious!

  9. Nice recipe, will try this for sure when I get a chance to buy quinoa

  10. Smitha this is a good one for the Quinoa event on my blog dear - please link :) and happy to see you back in full swing :)


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