Crazy for quinoa recipe (I promise it tastes unbelievably good every time)

This quinoa/couscous recipe tastes unbelievably good every time I make it. It makes a tasty side dish or a nutritious, easy-to-make contribution to any potluck.

Tip: Quinoa is one of the richest non-meat sources of protein. This recipe works just as deliciously with quinoa replacing couscous.

I promise you it tastes SO good. (Credit: iStock photography)


  • 1/2 cup quinoa or couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cube vegetable stock
  • tomato, diced (handful)
  • orange and yellow pepper, diced (handful)
  • 3 stems of green onions, chopped (Tons. I mean, a handful)
  • black olives, sliced
  • feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • lemon, squeeze juice for flavour


  1. Quinoa cooks at a ratio of 2:1 water to quinoa. Set 1 cup of water to boil with 1/2 a cube of vegetable stock. Once water reaches boiling point, add 1/2 cup of quinoa. Cover and cook on medium for 15 minutes (or follow directions on the quinoa’s packaging). Then turn off the burner and let the quinoa rest; it will soak up most of the water to reach a comfy point of fluffiness.
  2. Meanwhile, chop desired vegetables.
  3. Pour quinoa into container and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Stir these ingredients together.
  4. Add chopped vegetables. Then sprinkle with desired amount of feta cheese and black olives.
  5. Refrigerate and consume. I swear it tastes delicious every time!

Serves 2 (add 1/4 cup of quinoa for every hunry eater)

Daily food group servings
Grain: 1
Fruits&veg: 1
Alternatives: 0
Dairy: 1/2


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