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Quick Vegan Veggie Quinoa Stir-fry


Quick Vegan Veggie Quinoa Stir-fry

I started out my New Year bringing some basics back into my life. Sometimes I get caught up crafting fancy recipes that I forget just how good a simple stir-fry can be. My go-to stir-fry is usually one with tofu or tempeh for protein, but this recipe mixes things up and uses cooked quinoa! It’s a great way to use up leftover quinoa from the fridge. I used bell pepper, zucchini, shredded carrots, red onion, and mushrooms as my veggies, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Top the bowl with crushed cashews for a little crunch with every bite!

Quick Vegan Veggie Quinoa Stir-fry


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2, chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2, chopped green zucchini
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • to taste Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 tablspoons crushed cashews
  • handful white button mushrooms


1. Heat avocado oil over medium-high in a medium skillet.

2. Once warm, add the red onion, bell pepper, zucchini, carrots, and mushrooms.

3. Saute for about 5 minutes, until slightly softened, then season with garlic powder, dried thyme, and Himalayan sea salt.

4. Cook for another 3-5 minutes, until soft and fragrant. Within the last minute, stir in the cooked quinoa.

5. Serve immediately with crushed cashews.

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Quick Quinoa Stirfry Bowl
Lauren Kirchmaier

Lauren Kirchmaier

Blogger at Flora & Vino
Lauren is a vegan recipe creator, food photographer, and writer. You can find her in the kitchen making healthy plant-based eats, at the gym working up an appetite for her next meal, or curled up with a good book and a glass of red. She actively seeks wellness and balanced living in an unbalanced world. Follow her on Instagram @flora_and_vino and her blog
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