Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

An easy, healthy side dish that you’ll want to make with every single meal! You could easily make this an entree as well simply by adding a protein of your choice to this recipe.

Instead of just serving up a boring old bowl of quinoa, I decided to have a little bit of fun with it and add in one of my all-time favorite veggies—mushrooms. Not only do they have an amazing distinct flavor but they also add a range of nutritional and health benefits right into your meal!

It’s so simple and comes together so easily – it’s practically fool-proof!

yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 25 MINUTES
total time: 35 MINUTES


1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced. SEE NOTE
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: feel free to use an assortment of thinly sliced wild mushrooms for variety if preferred.


1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in quinoa until well combined.

3. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: 𝟲

𝗔𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴

𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝟭𝟲𝟵
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.7g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 22.2g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 9%
Total Sugars 1.3g
Protein 8.1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 509mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Recipe analyzed by Ron Patterson

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