quinoa with mushrooms + arugula

10 Nov

This post is for my friend Tom who recently asked me for a really good quinoa recipe. This dish is for sure up there in my top 3 favorite quinoa recipes! The meatiness of the mushrooms and the thyme & garlic paired with the peppery arugula make this quinoa taste super gourmet. It is the perfect side dish to any meal!

Hope you like it, Tom 🙂

Quinoa with Mushrooms + Arugula

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1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 lb crimini mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, plus more for seasoning
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups arugula, roughly chopped


In a large nonstick skillet over high heat, heat oil. Add garlic and thyme; cook until they begin to get fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and salt; cook, stirring, until mushrooms are soft, brown and begin to make a squeaking sound. Transfer mushroom mixture to a bowl. Add quinoa and arugula; stir. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe adapted from Self Magazine

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Buon Appétito!


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