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Vegetable Quinoa Bowls


Enjoy this flavorful quinoa as a meatless main dish or as a side dish. Delicious served in a bowl with toppings or wrapped in lettuce leaves.

What You Need

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) Del MonteĀ® Vegetable & Bean Blends California Style
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups roughly chopped baby spinach or 1 head butter lettuce separated into leaves


  1. DRAIN vegetables, reserving liquid in a 2-cup measuring cup. Add enough water to equal 2 cups liquid.
  2. HEAT oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add quinoa, cumin and garlic; cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted and fragrant. Add liquid and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes.
  3. FLUFF quinoa with a fork. Gently stir in vegetables and tomatoes. Cover and let stand 2 minutes to heat through. To serve, spoon over bed of spinach or into lettuce leaves and add toppings, as desired.

To serve as a side dish, prepare as directed above except omit spinach or lettuce and stir in any of the topping ingredients before serving, if desired.

Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 5 min, Cook Time: 20 min

Number of servings (yield)





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