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Garlicky Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts, Chives, and Parsley

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives snipped


  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot then cook, stirring often for 2 minutes. Add the quinoa and minced garlic then cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; bring to a boil. Cover with a lid then reduce heat to low; simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat then let sit covered for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid then fluff with a fork; add the pine nuts, parsley, and chives then toss to mix evenly. Taste and re-season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.