Veggie Inspired Quinoa


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 green onions (chopped)


  1. Bring the quinoa, water, and 1 pinch of salt to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, about minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the red pepper, and corn; continue cooking until the pepper softens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper, and cook for 1 minute more.
  6. Stir in the cooked quinoa and green onions. Serve hot or cold.