Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

Simply Delicious Garlic Butter Quinoa


Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that’s also healthy? This garlic butter quinoa recipe is the perfect answer! With creamy butter, fresh garlic and fluffy quinoa grains, this side dish is so satisfying and flavorful. Additionally, it is a good source of plant-based protein and fiber, keeping you satiated and energized throughout the day.


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  3. In the meantime, melt the butter in a separate small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant and lightly browned. Remove from the heat.
  5. Once the quinoa is cooked, remove from the heat and fluff with a fork. Add the garlic butter mixture, salt, and black pepper, and stir until well combined.
  6. If desired, sprinkle fresh parsley on top for a burst of color and flavor.
  7. Transfer the garlic butter quinoa to a serving bowl and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 135
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 95mg