Simple Savory Quinoa

A savory quinoa recipe that’s tasty yet simple with carrots, celery, onions, and quinoa. I always cut my veggies really small, more like mincing, because I don’t like chunky veggies. It is optional to cut this small. This would probably taste great with rice as well.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt to taste


Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

Stir in vegetable stock, quinoa, basil, and turmeric. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.

Stir in lime juice and season with salt.

Prep Time: 15 mins/Cooking Time: 30 mins/ Total Time: 45 mins

Servings: 3

Calories: 226.7