5-Ingredient Garlic Butter Quinoa

This delicious garlic butter quinoa recipe is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make! It uses just 5 ingredients, one pan and goes well with everything!

Garlic Butter Quinoa -- made in just one pan and only 5 INGREDIENTS!

I’m visiting my parents in Vermont right now and we’ve been lucky enough to have some pretty spectacular weather. We got a big snowstorm a few days ago and it’s been sunny ever since. The fields around their house are practically sparkling in the sunshine, Trevi is having a blast and I even managed to get out and ski this morning!

When I’m up here, I tend to do most of the cooking. Not because my parents don’t like to cook, but because I like to take full advantage of their grown-up sized kitchen and test recipes. So far, I’ve gotten two sweet goodies done, the quinoa paella you saw this week and now this delicious garlic butter quinoa.

Garlic Butter Quinoa -- made in just one pan and only 5 INGREDIENTS!

You guys have really been loving these 5-ingredient recipes – btw if you haven’t tried the 5-Ingredient Lemon Turmeric Quinoa, it’s a MUST – so we’re going to just keep rolling with this theme.

Today is all about comfort flavors. We’re talking all the butter and ALL the garlic.

Those two just go perfectly together!

Garlic Butter Quinoa -- made in just one pan and only 5 INGREDIENTS!

You guys know I don’t eat dairy, so I decided to use a vegan butter spread to get that nice buttery flavor into the quinoa, but you could certainly also use regular butter or ghee.

For the garlic, we’re using organic garlic powder from Simply Organic. What I love about using their garlic powder – and I use it in pretty much everything – is that you get that nice garlic flavor without having to do an extra step of cooking. No chopping, no mincing, no sauteeing, but still all that incredible garlic flavor.

And of course, since it’s a powder, it’s easy to stir in and gets incorporated evenly throughout the entire dish.

Honestly, if I had to choose the top 3 spices I use most frequently, garlic powder would definitely be in that mix. I use it in everything from salad dressings, pasta sauces, homemade dips, and even stir fries. It brings out that intense garlic flavor in a convenient, easy-to-use shaker!

How to make the BEST garlic butter quinoa using just 5 ingredients!

How to make the BEST garlic butter quinoa using just 5 ingredients!

In addition to this recipe only using 5 ingredients, you also just need one pot. Basically, we’re going to cook the quinoa like we normally would – in a liquid, then simmer until fluffy – and just add in the flavorings.

So we put the quinoa, garlic powder, butter and salt in the pan, then add the vegetable broth, bring the mixture to a boil and simmer it until it’s fluffy. So simple!

How to make the BEST garlic butter quinoa using just 5 ingredients!

The FLUFFIEST Garlic Butter Quinoa made with just 5 simple ingredients!

We’re using vegetable broth instead of water to help give this garlic butter quinoa even more flavor. The vegetable broth adds a touch of saltiness, while also complementing the butter really nicely.

If you’re not a veggie broth fan, you have other options. You could use chicken broth, water or you could also do water and a chicken/vegetable bouillon cube. Either method will give you the same effect: a flavorful quinoa dish that goes well with everything!

And when I say everything, I really mean it!

The FLUFFIEST Garlic Butter Quinoa made with just 5 simple ingredients!

This is one of those recipes that you can serve a million and one ways. From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, to leftovers, to sides, to dessert (wait…what!? jk). Garlic + butter + anything = heaven

Well, okay, maybe not a million different ways, but you get the idea. It’s a versatile recipe and you’re gonna love it!

Here are some ways that I recommend trying it:

  • For lunch/dinner: toss it with sauteed mushrooms, broccoli and chicken (or chickpeas)
  • For breakfast: serve it warm with a fried egg, some salsa and sliced avocado
  • For leftovers: add on top of arugula with chopped tomatoes and white beans
  • As a side: serve warm with grilled chicken (or tofu), roasted asparagus and a salad
  • And for dessert: ummm yeah, I got nothing there 😉

This super FLUFFY Garlic Butter Quinoa uses just 5 ingredients and goes well with everything!!

5-Ingredient Garlic Butter Quinoa

Preparation
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Cook Time
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Serves



   
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Ingredients


  • 1


    cup quinoa

  • 1


    tablespoon vegan butter (or butter/ghee)

  • 3


    – 4 teaspoons Simply Organic Garlic Powder

  • 1/2


    teaspoon sea salt

  • 2


    cups vegetable broth

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until butter has melted. Cover and reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lid, take off the heat and fluff with a fork. Let stand for 5 minutes then serve.

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Garlic Butter Quinoa -- made in just one pan and only 5 INGREDIENTS!








Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 198
Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6 9%
Carbohydrate 29.7 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.3 13%
Protein 6.5

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g


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