Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Sometimes quinoa is processed in the same machinery that handles wheat-containing products. If this concerns you, look for quinoa that is labeled "gluten free."


"If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek!" -William Shakespeare

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Quinoa and leeks are made for each other. The sweetness of the sautéed leeks goes perfectly with the earthy, savory flavor of the quinoa. You can add any choice of fresh herbs - basil, oregano, dill - to make this match almost any dish you want to serve the quinoa alongside. This is also great with the addition of some grilled chicken thighs or broiled fish cut into cubes and folded in.


Leek and Scallion Quinoa

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes good leftovers.

1 cup water
1/2 cup quinoa
2 tsp. olive oil
1 large leek (sliced lengthwise and then thinly sliced crosswise)
2 medium green onions (thinly sliced crosswise)
1/4 tsp. salt
to taste fresh ground black pepper

Leek and Scallion Quinoa recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the water in a medium saucepan over high heat. When the water boils, add the quinoa.

Reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir occasionally. The quinoa will take about 20 minutes to cook. When the water is gone the quinoa is done. Cover.

While the quinoa is cooking, add the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

When the pan is hot, add the green part of the leek and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 7 minutes.

Add the white part of the leek and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the white part of the green onion and cook until the quinoa is done.

Add the leeks and onions to the cooked quinoa with the salt and the green part of the green onion.

Fold together until the green onion is wilted and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 225 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 27%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 55 mcg Potassium 341 mg
Magnesium 97 mg