Quinoa with Mushrooms and Scallions

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Scallions

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An earthy, flavorful and filling quinoa salad.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 buillion cube
  • 3 cups sliced cremini mushrooms – about 15 medium sized mushrooms.
  • 6 to 8 scallions – chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 4 twists from a pepper mill.
  • 1/3 cup (1 large handful of walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup diced or crumbled feta
  • 2 tbs minced parsley
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon – squeezed


  1. Rinse and cook quinoa as per package instructions. It’s usually a ratio of 1 cup of dried quinoa to 2 cups of water. Add a buillion cube to the water.
  2. When quinoa is done – turn out on to a baking sheet to cool.
  3. Heat a sauté pan over high heat – add 1 tbs of olive oil and then the sliced mushrooms. Let brown.
  4. Once the mushrooms are brown, add scallions, garlic and pepper. Sauté, stirring for a minute or two until the scallions have wilted.
  5. Add sautéed mushroom mixture to a bowl to cool slightly.
  6. Add quinoa, walnuts, feta and minced parsley to mushroom mixture and toss.
  7. Whisk together 2 tbs olive oil and juice from half a lemon. Pour over quinoa and toss to combine.