Gluten Free Savory Quinoa Recipe

I love this quinoa recipe! Years ago when I first began my gluten-free diet, I tried a quinoa pasta, but it made me bloated. I finally got around to cooking quinoa and I love it! What a great grain, actually it’s they are seeds, related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. I find quinoa to be very unique in flavor, in between rice and pasta. Of course, I had to top mine off with some grated parmesan and romano cheese – must be the Italian in me!  Enjoy this savory quinoa recipe! I sure did!

Savory Quinoa Recipe


Yield: Serves 4-6

Savory Quinoa Recipe

A savory quinoa recipe packed with flavor. Quinoa is a healthy gluten free grain.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups gluten-free chicken broth (see brands at Gluten-free Product List) (or vegetable broth for vegan)
  • 1/2 large organic yellow onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper (or red or both)
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated, crushed or minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmesan and Romano cheese, grated (optional) or Daiya vegan cheese
  • Fine sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa several times in cold water.
  2. Add quinoa and broth to a medium sized sauce pan; bring to boil; lower heat and cover.
  3. In a large skillet add oil and heat; add onion and peppers; cook for about 5 minutes; add garlic; cook for another minute or two.
  4. Once quinoa is fully cooked add it to the skillet and toss.
  5. Serve and top each portion or bowl with Parmesan and Romano cheese; or either of the two.
  6. Serve alone; mixed with vegetables like zucchini; along side meat; or tossed with pieces of grilled chicken. I have eaten it all of these ways and enjoy them all.


2 Replies to “Gluten Free Savory Quinoa Recipe”

  1. I just started cooking quinoa again last weekend. I just love that stuff! I did not know it wasn’t necessarily a grain, sweet! :)

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