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Paleo Recipe: Quinoa with Roasted Peppers

Quinoa has become massively popular with those looking for a healthy non grain, wheat alternative. Perfect if you’re Gluten Free, or Paleo. Today’s post is a quick recipe that can be enjoyed on it’s own or a wonderful accompaniment to any dish – specifically my Paleo Yellow Curry. Let’s talk about Quinoa a little first. 

What is Quinoa?

Pronounced Quin-o-a or Keen-wah it doesn’t really matter. Quinoa is damn good stuff. It’s not a grain in the traditional sense, more of an edible seed. Quinoa has been labelled a superfood because of it’s high Protein, magnesium, calcium and iron. Rightly so, The Incas held the seed crop to be sacred.

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Is Quinoa Paleo?

Commonly Quinoa is labelled as a grain, actually this is incorrect which often leads people to ask: Is Quinoa Paleo? Yes it is. It’s a seed. Paleo foods are based on what humans could hunt and gather including seeds. More information can be found about what is Paleo food here. If you’re considering “Going Paleo”, have a look at these Paleo FAQs.

For the time being enjoy Quinoa as it’s grain free, wheat free and of course dairy free so it ticks the Paleo box.

Paleo Recipe: Quinoa with Roasted Peppers 

Personally I’d say Quinoa doesn’t taste great on it’s own so let’s spouse it up!

Paleo Roast Pepper Quinoa
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
52 calories
11 g
0 g
1 g
2 g
1 g
159 g
7 g
2 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
159g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52
Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
373%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Quinoa
  2. Good size bunch of fresh coriander
  3. 1 red pepper
  4. 1 yellow pepper
  5. 1 orange pepper
  6. 1/2 green pepper
  7. 1/2 red onion
  8. 3 garlic cloves
  9. 1/2 tsp Coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Place the quinoa in water and start to cook.
  2. Finely chop the onion and garlic, gently sauté in coconut oil until brown. Set aside.
  3. Chop the peppers and roast these in the oven, or you could sauté them in a pan. We want these to be slowly cooked so they are browned nicely.
  4. Roughly but gently chop the coriander.
  5. Once the quinoa has soaked up 99% of the water in the pan, add the above ingredients.
  6. Mix together but keep it on the heat.
  7. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, moving to avoid it sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Notes
  1. The result should be a slightly stodgy mixture.
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calories
52
fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
11g
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paleo recipe quinoa

3 comments

  1. Who knew Quinoa was Paleo! Thanks for the recipe, sounds amazing. Like a nice comfort food, but healthy?

    Reply

    1. I couldn’t agree more – Glad you’re a fan! 🙂
      – Caroline

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