Quinoa Pepper Pilaf

Pat Duran


This protein-packed quinoa is toasted, then cooked until tender with sweet peppers and garlic for a hearty side dish or add some meat or seafood for the main dish!
This dish is from Swanson Vegetable Broth. I think this is another great way to use quinoa other than in a salad.

★★★★★ 2 votes
4 servings
5 Min
30 Min


1 Tbsp
olive oil
shallot, minced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 c
red bell pepper, diced
1 c
yellow bell pepper, diced
1 c
uncooked quinoa, rinsed several times
2 c
swanson vegetable broth
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Quinoa Pepper Pilaf


  • 1Heat the oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Add the peppers and quinoa and cook for 2 minutes, stirring every once in awhile.
  • 2Stir in the broth and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the parsley. Season , if desired.
  • 3Note:
    For the main dish add:
    some sweet potato cut into bite size pieces
    some chicken -cut in bite size pieces
    some peas
    Salt & pepper
    Some fresh cilantro
    chili pepper chopped from jar

Printable Recipe Card

About Quinoa Pepper Pilaf

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy