Sunny Quinoa

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 small handful of green beans chopped
  • 1 yellow crookneck or patty pan squash chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds


  • Dry-roast buckwheat in a 350° F oven for 5-10 minutes or until it's nutty and golden brown. Shake the tray once or twice to make sure the grain is roasting evenly.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Slowly add the buckwheat and let the water return to a boil.
  • Turn heat down and simmer.
  • Add beans and squash to the grain after it has cooked 10 minutes.
  • Continue cooking 10 more minutes.
  • Stir in sunflower seeds, fluff, and serve.


Try green zucchini or snow peas instead of green beans.
Try pumpkin or other seeds in place of sunflower seeds.

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