Warming, comforting and satisfying. This golden curried quinoa makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It’s the kind of dish that can be whipped up easily on a busy weeknight. It’s bursting of flavour and is super nourishing.

Healthy Golden Curried Quinoa [Vegan]






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For the Curry

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

For the Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic raisins
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweetcorn
  • 1/2 cup cooked peas


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat for approximately 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the turmeric, curry, cumin spices and stir for 1-2 minutes (until aromatic). Take off heat, pour into a clean small bowl and set aside.
  3. Using the same medium saucepan, pour in the water and bring to boil. Add the rinsed quinoa to the saucepan and let simmer on low heat for about 12-15 minutes, stirring every so often until the liquid has dissolved and the quinoa is cooked.
  4. Once cooked, turn off heat and place a lid on the quinoa and let it “fluff” for 5 minutes. Take lid off and give it a good stir.
  5. Place the quinoa in a large bowl. Add toasted sweetcorn, peas, pumpkin seeds and raisins and toss. Pour in the curry sauce and toss.
  6. Optional serve with a dollop of coconut yoghurt and lime wedge

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 297 | Carbs: 40 g | Fat: 13 g | Protein: 11 g | Sodium: 13 mg | Sugar: 8 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.