Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

I’m going through such a big mushroom phase which is weird because about a month ago I dispised mushrooms. This recipe has got to be my favourite quinoa salad recipe yet. I usually make light and veggie filled quinoa salads which I still love, but getting kind of sick of them!! This is a savoury, flavourful salad that is filling and healthy. It’s good as a separate meal or a side dish. Enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 1 cup dry quinoa (yields 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 10-12 white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Fresh parsley, chiffonade 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parmesan cheese, grated (optional)


  1. Cook quinoa as directed on package. Set aside until ready. 
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil on medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté for about 10 minutes, until brown and meaty. 
  3. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and thyme. Taste and season
  4. Add quinoa and combine thoroughly. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan. 

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