Sauteed Broccoli and Lemon Quinoa

As a light main course or healthy side dish, this Sauteed Broccoli and Lemon Quinoa is sure to please! The flavors of this dish compliment each other so well. This delicious recipe is part of our Menu Planning program. Sign up today for this amazing guide– you can try it for free– enjoy over 500 recipes that are RDN approved! 


    • 8 cloves of garlic, divided
    • 2 heads of broccoli
    • 2 lemons, juiced and 1 zested
    • 1/3 cup roasted almonds, chopped
    • 4 cups of water
    • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 2 cups of quinoa
    • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter


1. Cut 2 garlic cloves in half.
2. Cut broccoli into florets.
3. Juice 2 lemons and zest 1.
4. Chop almonds.
1. In a medium size pot bring the water to boil; add halved garlic and salt.
2. Once water is boiling, add quinoa, lower temperature to medium, and cook for about 18-22 minutes.
3. Heat up a sauté pan, add extra virgin olive oil and broccoli. Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add rest of garlic, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute more.
5. Add cherry tomatoes, lemon juice and zest. Toss vegetables around.
6. Once tomatoes look like they are going to burst, remove from stove, add butter, and toss.
7. Fluff quinoa with a fork, drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste.
8. Serve cooked quinoa topped with the sautéed broccoli and chopped roasted almonds.

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