This simple garlic quinoa is perfect for a quick and easy side dish! It’s simple to make, and this flavorful quinoa is perfect to pair with your favorite protein.

garlic quinoa
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I eat a lot of quinoa. It’s a good source of protein and fiber and I’m always amazed at how versatile it is. From a quinoa salad to crispy quinoa bark, there are so many ways to enjoy it. Lately, I’ve been enjoying this garlicky quinoa as an easy side dish. It’s simple to make but surprisingly flavorful. Quinoa also has lots of health benefits. It is a complete protein meaning it contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs. This is a great one for vegetarians and vegans! 

garlic quinoa ingredients

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Quinoa– I used white quinoa, but red or tricolor quinoa works great, too. Remember to rinse your quinoa before cooking.
  • Olive oil– A little extra virgin olive oil helps add flavor to this quinoa. You can use butter, if you prefer.
  • Garlic powder– I like the simplicity of garlic powder, but you can use minced garlic or pressed garlic if you prefer.
  • Vegetable broth– I used 2 teaspoons of Better Than Boullion vegetable base mixed with 2 cups of water. I love the flavor this adds! But you can use any kind of vegetable broth you prefer.
  • Salt– Don’t forget to season it with salt to taste.

How to Prepare Quinoa