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10-Minute Garlic + Herb Mushroom Quinoa

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Healthy garlic and herb mushroom quinoa that takes less than 10 minutes to make. And it's pretty much the perfect side dish for practically any meal!

GARLIC + HERB MUSHROOM QUINOA -- a 10-minute meal that uses less than 10 ingredients and taste delicious!


Mushrooms are one of those ingredients that I absolutely love but often find myself at a loss when it comes to using them in my cooking.

I can't tell you how many times I've thrown away a half used box of mushrooms…

I think it's probably because they have such a unique taste. Mushrooms don't just go with everything. Their flavor (and texture for that matter) need to be considered when you're coming up with a dish.

This 10-MINUTE mushroom quinoa dish is flavored with garlic and herbs and makes for a perfect side dish to any type of meal!

This recipe was born out of a few things…

  1. I had half a box sitting in my fridge about to go bad
  2. I wanted to come up with a recipe that was so simple that I'd never have to waste my mushrooms again.

Which, I'm happy to report, is what we have right here. A super easy, super simple, super quick way to use mushrooms and create a nutritious and delicious meal. I give you: my 10-minute garlic + herb mushroom quinoa!

An AMAZING quinoa side dish that takes only 10 minutes to make!

I'm not kidding you, it only takes 10 minutes to put this dish together. As long as you have cooked quinoa, which I recommend you always keep in the fridge, this is perhaps one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make. you just need to saute the mushrooms with some garlic and shallots, add in your quinoa, season with salt and pepper and then finish off with some fresh herbs and you're done. D-O-N-E.

MUSHROOM QUINOA...healthy, easy and ready in just 10 minutes! This makes for a great side dish or can be bulked up with your favorite protein! [vegan]

Now I will say, I don't think this would be filling enough to stand as its own meal, but it goes great as a side dish. If you do want to bulk it up a little bit, I think it would be fabulous with some chickpeas or even grilled chicken (or shrimp).

Because the flavor are kind of mellow, feel free to get creative when it comes to any add-ins. The point is really that now we have a way to use up our mushrooms and also have a go-to dish when we have absolutely zero time or desire to cook.

Everyone has 10 minutes, right?

MUSHROOM QUINOA with garlic + herbs -- ready to serve in just 10 minutes!

Your turn…

Do you have ingredients that you seem to always be tossing? I'd love to come up with a quick and easy recipe for you to use them up! Let me know in the comments below 🙂

And if you end up making this dish, snap a pic and share it on Instagram using #simplyquinoa – I absolutely adore seeing all your creations. I'd love for you to also follow my account (@simplyquinoa) if you haven't already!

xo Alyssa


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GARLIC + HERB MUSHROOM QUINOA -- a 10-minute meal that uses less than 10 ingredients and taste delicious!
5 from 2 votes

10-Minute Garlic + Herb Mushroom Quinoa

A super easy, super simple, super quick way to use mushrooms and create a nutritious and delicious meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic and herb mushroom, quick meal
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 112 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups mushrooms sliced thin (any variety)
  • 1 small shallot diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, shallot and garlic and sauté until mushrooms have softened and are starting to brown, about 3 - 5 minutes.
  2. Add quinoa and cook until heated through, another 1 - 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Stir in parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To make this a heartier dish, feel free to stir in some grilled chicken or a can of chickpeas.

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Garlic + Herb Mushroom Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. […] Go on your Pinterest and look for appealing and appetizing recipes to try out. If you’re on a tight budget, look for some quick and easy 3 ingredient meals and get to cookin’! Above you’ll see I made a “10 Minute Garlic + Herb Mushroom Quinoa.” One word: delicious. You can find the recipe here. […]

  2. So, I was curious how long quinoa “should” (I’m sure it would be okay longer?) be kept in the fridge, and googled it and found this: Just in case anyone else was wondering as well. I also have cooked up mass amounts and frozen it and it doesn’t taste any different from what I can tell!

    • I agree with their shelf life on uncooked quinoa. For cooked, I usually don’t keep it for more that 4 – 5 days. I also freeze big batches so that I have it on hand whenever I need it! AND if I have stuff that I’m not going to use, I’ll sometimes turn it into crispies too 🙂 xo!

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