How to Make Quinoa & A Simple Recipe by Brown Vegan

Before trying quinoa, I assumed it would be difficult to make. I did a little research online and saw it’s no more complicated than a pot of rice. I instantly fell in love with this light, fluffy “grain”. Quinoa looks like a grain but it is actually related to the green, leafy vegetable family.

It’s a great source of complete protein, magnesium and calcium.

Watch me make this simple and delicious meal below.

Ready in about 30 minutes – 6 Servings


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 large handful fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Haas avocado, chopped
Drizzle of agave nectar
1/2 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 juice of lemon
Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, to taste

Rinse quinoa thoroughly in a small strainer. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Put quinoa in water and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook until all water is absorbed (10-15 minutes).
While the quinoa is cooking, halve your tomatoes and cut up your avocado and cilantro.
Once the quinoa is cooked, stir it up to release some heat and bring to room temp.

Stir in avocado, tomato, cilantro, drizzle on agave nectar, and sprinkle salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Squeeze lemon juice on top.


Recipe inspired by Tablespoon

Additional information:

Health Benefits of Quinoa

5 Health Benefits of Quinoa


Quinoa Benefits

Published by Coach LQ

I am a mom, wife, and personal trainer. And becoming a mom has fortified my passion for health and wellness. I want to be the healthiest I can be for my family, and I want to help others be the same.

One thought on “How to Make Quinoa & A Simple Recipe by Brown Vegan

  1. Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sasha Cohen

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