The Seated Cook

Simple, healthy, vegetarian food

Quinoa Bake



Since first cooking quinoa in the fall, I’ve been wanting to move on to a baked quinoa dish, but didn’t see a recipe that inspired me until I came across one from the Live-In Kitchen (  Here is my modified version.


1 cup quinoa, uncooked

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 cups vegetable stock

1 cup onion, diced

1 green pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 zucchini, chopped

Black olive slices, optional (I had some left over from another dish that I threw in)

Jalapeno slices, diced

1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon cayenne (it was quite spicy w/ this amount, which I didn’t mind, use less if desired)

1/2 lime, juiced


2 cups shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Rinse & drain the quinoa in the a strainer.  In a medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the quinoa and stir for a couple minutes until the quinoa begins to dry out a little.  Add the vegetable stock, stir and bring to a boil.  Turn the heat down to low and cover the pan.  Cook for 20 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 more minutes.

While quinoa is cooking, sauté the onions, garlic, peppers, and zucchini in a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan.

Fluff the quinoa with a fork and place it in a large bowl.  Add the vegetable mixture, beans, jalapenos, tomatoes, olives, cumin, oregano, cayenne powder, lime juice, and salt to taste.  Mix ingredients and pour into baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes, top with shredded cheese, and bake for another 10 minutes or so until cheese is melted and just starting to brown.



Author: theseatedcook

I enjoy cooking simple, healthy, vegetarian meals.

2 thoughts on “Quinoa Bake

  1. Quinoa is healthy, and looks yummy!

  2. I love me some quinoa! This looks great!

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