Red Pepper and Sweetcorn Quinoa

    1 hour

    This is a higly versatile gluten-free quinoa dish. Sauteed onion, garlic, pepper, sweetcorn, quinoa and seasonings are mixed together. Serve either hot or cold. Enjoy as is or as a side dish. Feel free to use any vegetables that you have at hand.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 170g quinoa
    • 700ml water
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 red pepper, chopped
    • 75g sweetcorn kernels
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 spring onions, chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Bring the quinoa, water and 1 pinch of salt to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Once done, drain and set aside.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until the garlic softens and the aroma mellows, about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper and sweetcorn; continue cooking until the pepper softens, about 5 minutes. Season with cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute more, then stir in the cooked quinoa and spring onions. Serve hot or cold.

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    My first time eating quinoa and for whatever reason it didn't go light and fluffy but was a bit of a mush. However, mixed with the veggies it was surprisingly tasty! Looking forward to a second attempt at the weekend.  -  14 Feb 2014


    This dish was DELICIOUS! Even my husband liked it! I did add a few things...about 1 TBS of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of pine nuts toasted. I used minced garlic (1 heaping TBS) because I didn't have any fresh. I cooked the quinoa in 2 cups of chicken broth instead of water. (not 3! Quinoa is cooked like rice, 1 part quinoa 2 parts liquid) This was my whole dinner, my husband had it as a side dish to steak. This was incredible and my new favorite way to make quinoa!  -  11 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    both my husband and i love the flavors of this dish. as the recipe states, you can use almost any vegetable that you have on hand. i used garlic, red onion, fresh corn cut from the cob, red bell pepper and celery. i also used red quinoa which, i think, takes more time to cook than white quinoa. awesome recipe!  -  03 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)