Quinoa with grilled peppers

Servings: 4 persons

Herb enhanced quinoa dish, with piquant peppers, much loved by anyone who has eaten it!


  • A red and a yellow pepper cut into long strips
  • Olive oil/Butter
  • 5 ozs Quinoa
  • 1 medium onion – chop finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic – crushed
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tabsp parsley fresh if poss


Put pepper strips in grill pan – drizzle them with olive oil and cook in preheated grill, approx 5 mins a side until starting to brown a little and go tender

Rinse quinoa in fine sieve through cold water. Warm a little butter or oil in a pan and sauté onion and garlic til very soft. Add bayleaf, oregano and quinoa. Pour over ¾ pint of water and simmer for 8-10 mins or so till almost all liquid absorbed.

Remove peppers from grill, stir into quinoa and onion mix along with the fresh parsley and serve.


Quinoa has all eight main amino acids so a useful source of protein and a good source of B vitamins, with some calcium and manganese.