Garden Vegetables with Lemon-Scented Quinoa

This colorful vegetable and grain side dish recipe leads a double life! Serve it as a side to turkey or roast beef, or for a light supper, it can be a meatless main dish.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked quinoa
2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen garden vegetable medley
2
tablespoons butter or olive oil
1
medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch squares
1/2
cup thin strips red onion
  • 1 Make quinoa as directed on package, using water and salt. Remove from heat; stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook garden vegetable medley as directed on bag.
  • 3 In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in cooked garden vegetable medley. Spoon quinoa mixture onto serving platter; top with vegetable mixture.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    390mg
    390%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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