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Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf

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Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf is the perfect summer dish that is ready in under 30 minutes!

Obviously I love to cook, but with summer here I do not want to spend all my time in the kitchen. I want to eat quickly and then get outside and enjoy this gorgeous weather we've been having. I've been making a lot of quick meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less, and this Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf is one of my regular go-to recipes for summer dinners and side dishes. I love that the Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf can be eaten hot, warm, or cold - so while it is perfect for summer entertaining, it is actually a great dish year round. This Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf is great for family meals but would also be a huge hit at a cookout, potluck, or a summer block party!

Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf is the perfect summer dish that is ready in under 30 minutes!

The reason I love this Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf dish is that it combines some of my favorite ingredients:

  • The Swanson Chicken Broth adds a ton of flavor to the Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf - much tastier than cooking quinoa in water!
  • The truRoots quinoa is a USDA organic, non-GMO project verified whole grain. Quinoa is one of my favorite things to cook because it is so versatile and timeless.
  • Pace Organic Salsa for a little kick!

Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf is the perfect summer dish that is ready in under 30 minutes!


Quinoa & Pepper Pilaf is the perfect summer dish that is ready in under 30 minutes!
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5 from 4 votes

Quinoa with Peppers

Enjoy this Quinoa with Peppers year round - it's delicious served hot or chilled.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Kate


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot , minced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper , diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the minced shallot and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add the diced bell peppers and quinoa, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the Swanson Chicken Broth, stir, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is fully cooked. Flake with a fork and stir in the chopped parsley.


Nutrition Facts
Quinoa with Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 473mg20%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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