Toasted Garlic and Parsley Quinoa

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

Source: Everyday Maven

Categories: Decenber2012, Healthy, Quinoa, Vegan, Whole Grains


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • 1 cup Quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped + more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • couple turns freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice


  1. Rinse quinoa and set aside. Chop parsley.

  2. Use back of knife to smash garlic. Proceed to finely chop.

  3. Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add oil. When hot, add in garlic. Cook, stirring constantly for 30 seconds. Garlic will begin to brown.

  4. Immediately add quinoa. Continue toasting garlic and quinoa, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Add water, salt, black pepper, red pepper and parsley.

  6. Bring to a rolling boil. Stir, cover, turn heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.

  7. Remove from heat, let sit covered for at least 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, give a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and serve.

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