One-Pot Wonders: Quick and Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa



One-Pot Wonders: Quick and Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa

Picture this: a warm, aromatic dish that captures the essence of the Mediterranean breeze, while being both quick and incredibly nourishing. Our One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa is a symphony of flavors, colors, and wholesome ingredients that will transport you to the sun-soaked shores with every bite. It’s not just a meal; it’s a journey to the heart of the Mediterranean diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Feta cheese for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, combine the quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, garlic, dried oregano, and dried thyme to the pot. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover the pot again and let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and drizzle the lemon juice over the quinoa mixture. Season with salt and pepper, then give it a final gentle stir.
  5. Serve the Mediterranean quinoa in bowls, garnished with fresh parsley and crumbled feta cheese. The flavors are best enjoyed fresh and warm.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A harmonious blend of quinoa, chickpeas, and Mediterranean flavors, cooked to perfection in one pot.

Nutrition: Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 8g

A journey to the Mediterranean wouldn’t be complete without savoring its culinary treasures. Our One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa not only captures the spirit of this region but also makes it accessible on your plate. This dish transcends its role as a mere recipe; it’s a wholesome experience that embraces health and taste. As the fork meets the quinoa, close your eyes, and let the flavors transport you to the azure waters and golden landscapes of the Mediterranean. Bon app├ętit!

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