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Sausage and Vegetable Quinoa



Sausage and Vegetable Quinoa is packed with healthy ingredients.  Try mixing it up with any vegetables you have on hand.


1/2 Cup Quinoa
2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
13 oz Smoked Sausage, chopped
2 Zucchini, chopped
1 Large Bell Pepper (any color), chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, finely grated
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, for topping
4 Green Onions, sliced


Rinse Quinoa in a fine mesh strainer.  Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium/high heat.  Add quinoa to pan and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.  Add 1 cup water and a pinch of salt.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover pan.  Let quinoa cook for 15 minutes.  Turn off heat and let sit 5 minutes covered.  Fluff with a fork.

While the quinoa is cooking, brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium/high heat.  Add zucchini, bell pepper, garlic and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until the veggies are softened, about 7-10 minutes.

Add cooked quinoa to the skillet, stir to combine.

Serve with shredded cheese and green onions on top.


Yield: 4 Servings