Spring Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

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Spring Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 cup of quinoa, rinsed

2 cups of vegetable broth

1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and chopped

1 cup of fresh or frozen peas

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil.

Add the rinsed quinoa to the saucepan and reduce the heat to low.

Cover the saucepan and simmer the quinoa for 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.

In a separate skillet, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

Add the chopped asparagus, diced red bell pepper, and ground cumin to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cook the vegetables for 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender but still crisp.

Add the fresh or frozen peas to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the peas are tender and bright green.

Combine the cooked quinoa and the sautéed vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine.

Serve the Spring Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf as a side dish or a light lunch.

This recipe is both delicious and sustainable because it features seasonal and locally-grown vegetables like asparagus, peas, and red bell pepper. By using quinoa instead of rice, you can create a protein-rich and eco-friendly pilaf. Plus, by using vegetable broth instead of meat-based broth, you can create a vegetarian and sustainable dish. Enjoy your Spring Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf!

  • Calories: 473
  • Total Fat: 17.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 581mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 64.3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.3g
  • Sugars: 11.7g
  • Protein: 16.1g

The nutritional values provided are for one serving, and please keep in mind that these values may vary based on the brand and quantity of ingredients used.