Simple Quinoa and Vegetables




Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Servings: 4




Ingredients:

1 c quinoa, rinsed

2 c water

4 medium carrots, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

8 spears fresh asparagus, chopped

1 T rice wine vinegar

2 T olive oil

1 t fresh thyme, leaves removed from stem

black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place water in a small covered saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add quinoa and stir. Reduce heat to a simmer and replace lid. Simmer for 11-12 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
  2. Steam the vegetables for 3-4 minutes, either in the microwave or in a small covered pot with 1/2 inch water.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette. Place the vinegar and thyme in a small bowl, then whisk in the oil. Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff it with a fork.
  4. Place 3/4 cup of quinoa on each plate. Arrange a quarter of the vegetables over the quinoa and top with about 2 teaspoons of the vinaigrette.