One of my clients recently gave me this quinoa side dish recipe. Quinoa is a high protein seed that cooks up like a grain.  Although I enjoy it alone, I prefer quinoa mixed with other grains or put together with vegetables as a side dish or warm salad.

I love it for it’s simplicity along with the fact that it is tasty – an excellent combination in my kitchen!

If you have great simple recipes you’d like to share, please send them my way!


Quinoa and Pepper Saute

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Quinoa cooking time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ c. red onion chopped
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 c. baby spinach
  • 1 c. cooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese grated (optional)
  • 2 tsp. fresh parsley chopped


  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.

  2. Saute red pepper, red onion and paprika in olive oil until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add spinach and saute until spinach wilts.

  4. Serve vegetable mixture over cooked quinoa.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

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