Vegetarian Quinoa Pilaf

A vegetarian recipe low in fat, delicious, high protein, quick and easy to make.

Serves 4


  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red pepper (capsicum), chopped
  • 1 medium yellow pepper (capsicum) chopped
  • 1 small head of broccoli chopped
  • 6 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchinis, chopped
  • 1 cup diced pumpkin
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



  • Rinse the quinoa and cook it in a large pot in the vegetable stock for approximately 15 minutes, or until softened.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the onion for approximately 3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except the quinoa.
  • Stir and cook gently until the vegetables have softened. You may need to add some water if the vegetables are sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Once cooked, add vegetable mixture to the quinoa mixture.
  • Stir well and serve.