Quinoa With Vegetables

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Sweet Spiced Quinoa

Sweet Spiced Quinoa


Makes 5 :Servings

Prep: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serving size 1 cup

Calories 290 Protein 8 g Carbohydrates 40 g Fat 12 g Fiber 6 g Sugar 9 g Sodium 54 mg

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • heaped 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 2 carrots, grated, or 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tightly packed cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 11/2 teaspoons honey
  • garnish: sliced green onions


  1. Cook the quinoa with the water according to the instructions given on the package, but add cumin and cinnamon so the quinoa cooks with the spices
  2. Once the quinoa has finished cooking, fluff it with a fork, then fold in the carrots, chickpeas, raisins, almonds, and cilantro
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and honey, then drizzle the mixture over the quinoa
  4. Mix to combine, garnish, and enjoy

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