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Marko’s Quinoa super food recipe

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Quinoa, it’s the super food that everyone’s talking about. Try this veggie option for your supper dish this weekend – it’s another great recipe from our nutrition king Marko Humphrey.


Quinoa Pilaf

Serves 4 and 2 of the magic 5-a-day


Olive oil

1 red onion, finely chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

175g quinoa rinsed

450ml hot vegetable stock

40g pumpkin seeds

handful chopped flat leaf parsley

Handful chopped spinach

squeeze of lemon juice

black pepper



  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the onion, bell pepper and saute for 10 minutes
  2. Add quinoa and stock and bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or till the quinoa has absorbed the water and softened.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin seeds, parsley and spinach, then season and add a squeeze of lemon


Costings: To make two portions – Approx £2.50

About £1.25 per person.

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