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Garlic mushroom quinoa...this is my FAVORITE way to eat quinoa! So much flavor is packed into each and every bite.

Simple Garlic Mushroom Quinoa.

This garlic mushroom quinoa is full of flavor and fiber. An easy gluten free side dish or entree!

Course Entree
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword quinoa recipes, vegan side dishes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 234 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 ounces baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • cup fresh basil leaves cut into strips
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon pepper


  1. Rinse the quinoa and place in a pot along with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover the pan. cook for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is soft and fluffy.
  2. While the quinoa cooks, put the olive oil, onion, and garlic in a large skillet and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. The onion should start to brown slightly.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 15 minutes until the mushrooms are browned and everything is somewhat caramelized.
  4. Stir in the garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cooked quinoa. Add the basil leaves and stir again.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Makes 2 large servings or 4 side dish servings.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Garlic Mushroom Quinoa.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 667mg19%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.