Kitchen Sink Quinoa

October 16, 2012 | By | Comments (3)

Quinoa is one of those throw-in-whatever-you-have-in-the-fridge bases that pays to keep in the cabinet. For me, this base used to be rice, but now with recent revelations let’s just say I am eating quinoa more and more.

Seeing fresh food go to waste is a pet peeve to any food lover. Saying goodbye to that half-full carton of cherry tomatoes or yesterday’s avocado makes me feel wasteful and also makes me think of the money I am wasting at the grocery store.

Keeping around a neutral base, like quinoa or pasta, is the perfect answer to using up random fridge food and also makes for a quick weeknight meal. This particular brand of quinoa only took about 20 minutes to make. Afterward I combined cherry tomatoes, boiled green beans, feta cheese, black beans, basil, lemon, and olive oil. Cheese, veggies, and whole grains make a balanced one-dish meal (and leftovers were great for lunch the next day too). Need more ideas? Find 15 recipes for cooking with quinoa.


  1. Carlota

    Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and tested to

    see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.

    apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is totally off topic but I

    had to share it with someone!

    March 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm
  2. Afrobutterfly

    Quinoa is pasta’s cooler, more hipster older brother… That feta-veg combo looks delicious. I bet it makes for a great picknick side.

    October 20, 2012 at 8:44 am
  3. Della

    Wow, sounds good and healthy!!

    October 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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