Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa {Gluten-Free}

Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa {Gluten-Free}

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Flavorful Mediterranean Quinoa ready in under 30 minutes and bursting with the flavors of roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives. Vegan and Gluten-Free too!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there! Unfortunately I’m halfway around the world (in Slovenia) and can’t be with my mom today, but for all of you out there spending the day together make sure to give your mom a big hug and a kiss.

Oh and whip them up a delicious meal as the ultimate way to say thanks.

A surprise meal for mom doesn’t need to be super complicated or difficult to make. This simple vegan mediterranean quinoa is just bursting with flavors of roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives.

Let’s talk olives. Love them or hate them?

I love them. Like can’t get enough of them. Like need a plateful of olives to accompany every glass of wine. I’ve been spoiled with olives of Spain and Italy that I’ve forgotten about my favorite olives of all time – the Greek Kalamata olive.

This is the supreme olive for me. It is just so good. Not too strong either. You know how olives can sometimes be overpowering and simply overwhelm your taste buds? None of that with the Kalamata.

This is the olive to introduce to olive haters. You might just have to change your mind after you get a taste of a high quality Kalamata.

And we all love roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts right?

Yum.

Mix all that together with the cooked quinoa and you’re done.

Mediterranean-Quinoa

So for a quick meal to surprise your mom this Sunday Mother’s Day mix up a bowl of this Mediterranean flavored quinoa! Vegan and gluten free.

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Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa {Gluten-Free}

Flavorful Mediterranean Quinoa ready in under 30 minutes and bursting with the flavors of roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives. Vegan and Gluten-Free too!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  • 3/4 cup roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup artichoke hearts, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • handful of fresh basil, slivered
  • 15 kalamata olives, pit removed and quartered
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Slice the rest of the ingredients and mix together in a large bowl.
  3. Add cooked quinoa and mix until combined. Serve hot or cold.
Cuisine: Mediterranean | Recipe Type: Dinner
http://avocadopesto.com/2014/05/11/vegan-mediterranean-quinoa-gluten-free/

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Comments

    • Vicky says

      Thanks! Seriously can’t get enough olives! Heading to Greece in a couple weeks and will hopefully be eating them by the cupful over there : ) Thanks for pinning!

  1. says

    I’ve made something similar but I did not use artichoke hearts. What a FANTASTIC idea. Now I am going to have to pick up some artichokes and make some quinoa so I can enjoy this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned!

    • Vicky says

      Thanks for stopping by Julie! I loooove artichoke hearts and try to sneak them into lots of recipes! They fit in perfectly here : ))

  2. says

    I just hopped by to visit your blog from Mostly Homemade Mondays! I am a big fan of quinoa so your colorful dish immediately caught my attention. I love the inclusion of kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes and roasted red peppers so I can’t wait to try this recipe. All the best, Deborah

    • Vicky says

      Thanks for stopping by! I too absolutely love quinoa and always try to exepriment with different flavor combinations and ingredients.

  3. says

    Hi Vicky,
    Love the flavours in this dish and love quinoa! I was thinking of mixing Mediterranean flavours with scallops for my next dish. This is fantastic. So glad to find your beautiful blog. Visiting from Wednesday Roundup. Have a great day!

    • Vicky says

      Thanks for stopping by! I too absolutely love quinoa and just can’t get enough! Would love to hear about your scallops with Mediterranean flavors when you make it : ))

    • Vicky says

      Thanks for stopping by! Aren’t Kalamata the best? Heading to Greece in a couple weeks so can’t wait to really eat as many as possible!!

  4. says

    Hi Vicky,
    I can’t wait to try this amazing bowl of goodness. We will just love your Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa, I will be making this one for my Vegan Granddaughters. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. says

    This sounds so light and filling! Just perfect for summer! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Its live now!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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