• 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning (we use blenditup brand)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • juice of fresh lemon or lime


  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat
  • Add the onions and saute until tender and translucent
  • Add the garlic, cumin and chili powder and saute for one minute
  • Add the quinoa, broth, tomato, taco seasoning, salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the the quinoa is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Serve and garnish with cilantro and a squeeze of lemon or lime to taste

Prep Time and Cook Time: 35 min

Serves: 4 as a side dish

recipe courtesy of: with adjustments made by me!