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Vegetarian Green Goddess Quinoa

Vegetarian Green Goddess Quinoa

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By Mama Veggie Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Turn quin-nah into quinYAH with a few fresh ingredients! Don't be tempted to skimp on the fresh herbs in this recipe - I've tried using dried, and it just isn't the same. The fresh herbs really are what make you inadvertently close your eyes and say "yum..." out loud upon the first bite. Ripe, soft avocados work best for the perfect consistency of the dressing.


  • 2 c. quinoa
  • 4 c. vegetable stock or water
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, cut in half, seed discarded.
  • 1/2 c. Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 c. fresh parsley
  • 1/4 c. fresh basil (optional)
  • 4 Green Onions, green part only (optional)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 t. honey
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste



Add quinoa and vegetable stock to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmer and cover pan with a lid.


Cook, covered, 10 to 12 minutes. Turn off heat and let quinoa sit, covered for an additional 5 minutes.


Meanwhile, scoop avocado flesh and add to blender. Add Greek yogurt, parsley, basil, green onions, lemon juice, and honey. Blend until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Fluff quinoa with a fork and add to a serving bowl. Toss with the avocado green goddess dressing.


Add red onion, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese. Stir lightly to combine.


Can be served at room temp or chilled from the fridge. Enjoy!

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