Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf in a Wooden Bowl on a White Napkin
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5 from 4 votes

Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

This easy-to-make Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf recipe is loaded with vegetables and flavor! It’s filling enough to be the main meal, but also makes a perfect side dish, as well!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Lauren Vavala


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic * minced
  • 1 shallot * diced small
  • 2 carrots * diced small
  • 1 rib celery * diced small
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Cup quinoa * rinsed
  • 2 Cups vegetable stock * I use unsalted
  • 1/2 can Le Sueur Very Young Small Sweet Peas * drained
  • fresh parsley * for garnish, optional


  • PREP: Before you begin cooking, mince the garlic and dice the shallot, carrots, and celery into small pieces. Roughly chop the parsley if you are using it.
  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the garlic, shallot, carrots, and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until just tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the quinoa and cook until toasted and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the germ of the quinoa is visible, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the Le Sueur Very Young Small Sweet Peas and heat through. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with the fresh parsley.


Calories: 299kcal