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Mushroom Garlic Quinoa

Hearty & Herbaceous Meal
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins


  • 1 cup white quinoa (yields about 3 cups cooked)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (May substitute with sacha inchi oil. Due to sacha inchi oil’s sensitivity to heat, we recommend cooking on low heat for 6-8 minutes in Step 2.)
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried thyme


  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese to garnish (for a healthy alternative, try "cashew cheese"!)


Cooking your Quinoa

  • Rinse 1 cup uncooked white quinoa with cold water and a strainer.
  • Add uncooked white quinoa to a pot with 2 cups of water.  May add salt to taste.
  • Bring to a boil.  Once at a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover until water is absorbed, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Prepare Your Mushroom Garlic Quinoa

  • In a large skillet or wok, add olive oil over medium to high heat.
  • Add sliced cremini mushrooms, minced garlic, and thyme.  Cook 3-4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally.
    Optional: Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
  • Stir in cooked white quinoa
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Optional: Garnish with grated parmesan cheese.