Quinoa With Winter Squash and Carrot Stew

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

A hearty and flavorful vegetarian recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For stew:.
  2. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; sauté until soft, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; stir 1 minute. Mix in paprika and next 8 ingredients.
  3. Add 1 cup water, tomatoes, and lemon juice. Bring to boil. Add squash and carrots. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.).
  4. For quinoa:.
  5. Rinse quinoa; drain. Melt butter with oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and carrot. Cover; cook until vegetables begin to brown, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, salt, and turmeric; sauté 1 minute. Add quinoa; stir 1 minute. Add 2 cups water. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Rewarm stew. Stir in half of cilantro and half of mint. Spoon quinoa onto platter, forming well in center. Spoon stew into well. Sprinkle remaining herbs over.
Most Helpful

This was great - so flavorful. I had some leftover lamb I put in this too. I got the idea from CQ14 but made this after the contest was over.

sheepdoc October 08, 2014