Mediterranean Quinoa Skillet
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes*
If you haven’t heard of quinoa, it’s a gluten free grain from Peru that is gaining popularity quickly here in the US.  It tastes like rice, sorta. This Mediterranean Quinoa would make a lovely vegetarian meal, a nice side dish alongside some grilled chicken, or a non-vegetarian meal with diced chicken mixed in.  Enjoy it as you wish!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - cup(s) quinoa
  • 1/4 - cup(s) lemon juice
  • 2 - garlic cloves
  • 1 - small red onion(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - cucumber**
  • 1 - tsp fresh oregano**
  • 4 - oz. Feta cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Bring 4 cups water to boiling in large saucepan.
  2. Crush the garlic and finely chop the red onion. Chop the cucumber. Run a knife through the fresh oregano leaves. Drain the diced tomatoes.
  3. Once boiling, add the quinoa, lemon juice, crushed garlic cloves, chopped red onion and diced tomatoes. (Do not add the cucumber here.) Stir to combine, return to boiling, cover and reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 15 minutes. (The quinoa is cooked when the little circles separate from the grain.)
  4. *Let cool for about 10 minutes and toss with chopped cucumber, fresh oregano and feta crumbles.
  5. Serve Mediterranean Quinoa with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Bring 8 cups water to boiling in large saucepan.
  2. Add 4 cups quinoa to boiling water, and stir in ½ cup lemon juice, crushed garlic cloves, finely chopped red onions and 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Stir to combine, return to boiling, cover and reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 15 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.
  3. Crush 4 garlic cloves and finely chop 2 small red onions.
  4. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes and drain.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Cooked and cooled quinoa mixture

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet for reheating and tossing with other fresh ingredients, as directed.

Special notes

You could add grilled chicken pieces to this meal after it has been warmed to make it a one-dish dinner.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the feta cheese for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Mediterranean Quinoa Skillet

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw baggie in fridge before transferring to a skillet for reheating.
Serve with chopped cucumbers, feta cheese, and fresh oregano.

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