Quinoa Pilaf Recipe - Dr. Axe

Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

Quinoa pilaf recipe - Dr. Axe

This Quinoa Pilaf recipe is a great side! Quinoa is a grain that is high in protein! Try it in this great recipe.

Total Time

30 minutes




  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup currants
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Heat 2 Tbsp. coconut oil on medium high heat in a pan.
  2. Saute the Onion, Bell Pepper, Garlic, and Currants, stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent, but not browned.
  3. Remove from heat and put into a large serving bowl.
  4. Stir in almonds, basil, chives, cayenne. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  5. Cook The Quinoa, water, one tsp of salt, and simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally for a couple more minutes. The quinoa will become tender and most of the water should be absorbed when done.
  6. Serve Sautéed veggies over bed of quinoa.

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