By Geema on August 15, 2003
Photo by Sarah_Jayne
Photo by Sarah_Jayne
"You must try this wonderful combination of flavors. It provides lots of protein for vegetarians, but it's also a great side dish for a simple grilled meat entree. I think you could substitute rice for the qunioa if it's not available to you. The next time I make this, I think I'm going to stir in some fresh chopped spinach just before serving instead of the parsley."
Serving Size: 1 (342 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This was a great easy recipe for a yummy and nutritious dish. We like a little more flavor and spice to our food, so I made these changes to suit our tastes: 1 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp cumin, doubled the garlic, and used chopped cilantro instead of parsley. You could definately mix in other veggies like broccoli, peas, green beans, etc, or use a different type of bean. I used this as a side dish with salmon cakes for my husband and I put some in a warmed piece of galic naan with greek yogurt for myself. I will definatly make this again! Thanks alot!"
"Pretty and tasty. Also simple to make. I used cooked pinto beans as we had no garbanzos. I put in more garlic and cayenne than asked for and omitted the salt. And used low sodium veggie broth. It was very good and could take many variations."
"Excellent recipe! Simple but very flavorful and nutritious, and interesting texture. The only change I made to the recipe was using about 3/4 tsp of curry powder instead of the 1/2 tsp cumin. You can add lots of other veggies, too."
"I first toasted and then rinsed the quinoa before making this recipe. After reading the reviews I wondered if I should add more to the dish, so I doubled the cumin and added an onion, browned. We thought it was good like that, but it was even better after I added a little Recipe #174350 and squeezed lemon over it. The flavors blend well and it is a really nice healthy and balanced meal all by itself. The dish was done in 25 minutes."
"Now this is the kind of food I love! I found this to be a really great tasting recipe and it will be something I make often from now on. The only changes I made was that I didn't use the oil but a fat free cooking spray instead (I am counting fat grams) and I found out that I ran out of cumin and didn't know it and instead used a medium strength curry powder which had cumin as an ingredient. We had it as a side dish with chicken breasts but I could have had this on its own. Thank you for such a tasty and healthy recipe."
"This tasted sooo good. If you love garbanzos, you'll love this! It cooked up exactly as expected, no modifications."
"Healthy and delicious! I really liked this - I served it as a base for my Spiced Chicken Thighs. Such a perfect combo. DH couldn't believe it was really good for him. Next time, I'll add a few more carrots, but it was smashing made as written. Thanks for sharing!"
"Yum! DH requested it again. Thanks for a great recipe :) I added a can of fire roasted tomates the 2nd time I made it and it was very good."
"This recipe is a winner! My kids loved it. Next time I might add a bit more spice, but it was really good just as it is. Only change for me was to cook my own chickpeas, and to omit the parsley because I didn't have any on hand."
"Great recipe with mild flavor. I grated my carrots, because I don't like to bite into big chunks."
"my first time cooking quinoa. very easy and great dish. took this as a side to a picnic and everyone raved. thanks for posting."
"I loooove quinoa and this dish was not a disappointment. I used more garlic and cayenne than the recipe called for. I also used fresh thyme, rather than parsley because that was what I had on hand. I think if I make it again I would add onion as well. This recipe is versatile, so it can be adjusted to fit one's tastes and pantry. "
"I only used 1 tbsp. of oil and had dried parsley but otherwise left the recipe the same. It had lovely presentation but lacked in flavor in our opinion. The men in my life thought it was mushy and bland. My daughter and I liked it more then that, but I wouldn't say we loved it. There just wasn't a lot of taste. But I am so glad I tried a recipe with quinoa in it. Thanks for posting this one!"
"My first Quinoa recipe & I loved it. Even my 18month old daughter enjoyed it. I will definately try more recipes for Quinoa."