Veggie Quinoa Stir Fry with pistachios and avocado

A super quick n' easy, one-pan, gluten-free and vegetarian dish that works equally well as a main or a side dish. Entirely customizable to tastes or whatever vegetables you have on hand.

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Veggie Quinoa Stir Fry with pistachios and avocado

Simple, Savory, Satisfying and Delish!

So excited to share another stir fry recipe with you!

If you’ve followed me a while, you know we loooove a good stir fry.

In fact, a stir fry is a go to meal around here…. it’s quick, easy, ONE PAN (!), customizable to whatever we have on hand and always a crowd pleaser.

This Veggie Quinoa Stir Fry with avocado and salted pistachios has a completely different flavor profile than our other stir fries and is so delicious!

It’s simply any mix of vegetables you have on hand, sautéed in avocado oil, a touch of Toasted Sesame oil & salt, then mixed already cooked Quinoa, and topped with avocado, scallions & a handful of pistachios.  That’s it!

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Perfect by itself or along side other veggies or proteins, one of the reasons we love this (besides the fact that it’s delicious!) is that it’s so versatile.

It uses up any vegetables and cooked quinoa, can be adapted to tastes, adding in favorite vegetables and it works equally well as a main dish or a side dish.

Of note, one of the reasons this dish works so for our family is that we almost always have cooked quinoa in the refrigerator so all the ingredients are pantry staples for us.

Plus it works equally well as dinner for one, a side dish, lunch and leftovers can even be enjoyed cold!

Here’s the basics of what you’ll need: cooked quinoa, green onions, yellow onions, garlic, salt and pepper, avocado oil, toasted sesame oil (optional but recommended), pistachios and avocado.

After that, you’ll need 2-3 cups of chopped veggies such as broccoli, snow peas, cauliflower, or carrots.

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And it comes together quickly!

First you saute the onions and garlic. The you add in and saute the veggies.  Then you add in the cooked quinoa.

You could eat it just like this…

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But I highly recommend topping with scallions, salted pistachios and avocado to complete the dish! You could even sprinkle it with sesame seeds as I did here for a little extra crunch.

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Super quick, easy and delish!

Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Veggie Quinoa Stir Fry with pistachios and avocado
 
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A super quick n' easy, one-pan, gluten-free and vegetarian dish that works equally well as a main or a side dish. Entirely customizable to tastes or whatever vegetables you have on hand. Note: serving size depends on whether you're serving it as a main dish or a side dish.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Sides, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped, white part separated from greens
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 cups chopped veggies (ideas: broccoli, snap peas, cauliflower, carrots, greens. mushrooms)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (or sesame oil or more avocado oil)
  • Kosher Salt & pepper to taste
  • Approx 2 cups cooked & cooled quinoa
  • Handful of roasted, salted pistachios
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Sesame Seeds, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large saute pan, heat avocado oil until shimmering.
  2. Sauté onion & white part of green onion until soft & translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic. Sauté till fragrant about 30 seconds.
  4. Add in mixed vegetables and toasted sesame oil, mix together and saute for approximately 7-10 minutes until vegetables tender (for softer vegetables cook longer)
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. When vegetables cooked to taste, add in prepared quinoa and mix to combine and heat quinoa.
  7. Remove from heat and top with avocado, green parts of scallions, pistachios and sesame seeds if using.
  8. Serve warm or cold.

 

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