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Mediterranean Quinoa with Vegetables

Deliciously easy meal that can be served as a full meal or a side dish!
Course Dinner, Healthy, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Vegetarian One-Pot Meal in the Ninja Foodi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Time to Pressure/Natural Release Time 18 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 241kcal
Author Louise

Ingredients

Spice Blend

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp basil leaves
  • ½ oregano
  • ½ parsley
  • ½ black pepper

Mediterranean Quinoa with Vegetables

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • cups quinoa multi-colored
  • 1 Tbsp Minors Vegetable Base
  • 1 cup water room temp
  • ½ cup artichokes canned in water, drained
  • 5 mini sweet peppers or 2 bell peppers (red/yellow/orange)
  • 2.5 ounce black olives sliced in juice
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • cups Normandy Blend Vegetable MIx frozen
  • 2 Tbsp green olive juice
  • ½ cup green olives
  • 2 small tomatoes

Optional Garnish

  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped

Instructions

  • Remove the garlic cloves from the bulb and peel. Slice the mini peppers. Chop the green onions.
  • Turn the Ninja Foodi on high sear/sauté. Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, garlic and the rinsed quinoa. Allow the pot to heat up and stir the mixture every minute or so. You can let the quinoa and garlic toast for 2-7 minutes.
  • Once your prep is done and the quinoa has toasted for 2-7 minutes, add in the vegetable base and stir to combine. Add in the 1 cup of water and stir.
  • Add in the seasoning blend, artichokes, peppers, black olives (with juice), green onions, frozen vegetables and mix.
  • Cut the green olives in half and add to the pot with the 2 Tbsp of green olive juice. Slice the tomatoes into wedges and add to the pot. Stir.
  • Put the pressure lid on and turn the valve to seal. Set the pressure on high for 1 minute. When the time is up, allow the pot to natural release for 10 minutes. Release the remaining pressure. If you want your quinoa cooked a little more, simply put the pressure lid back on with the valve vented and let it sit on the keep warm setting for a few minutes and that will continue to cook the quinoa.
  • Plate, garnish with chopped green onions and feta cheese. Serve & Enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional Information does not include optional garnishes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1240IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg