Quick Green Quinoa Lunch

If you’re in a rush or prepping lunches for the week, this recipe is a go-to. A low-calorie lunch dish packed with green vegetables perfect for taking to work with you or for lunch on the go.

This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prep.

I add dried cranberries on top to add a sweet twist of flavor, but you can add almost anything you like. Other things I recommend is green pesto, chopped nuts, feta cheese or even tofu for a bit of added bulk.

Quick Green Quinoa

Claire Bladen
Quick lunch recipe packed with greens and a sweet twist of dried cranberries. A great dish to prep ahead of time and take with you for lunch at work. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 1 people
Calories 264 kcal


  • 1/3 cup Quinoa Dried
  • 1/2 Courgette Medium
  • 100 g Asparagus
  • 1/2 cup Kale
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries


  • Rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking in water over a medium heat. Cover quinoa by about 1 inch of water and stir while it's cooking. Once there is a small amount of water left in the pan, turn off the heat and cover with a cloth. 
  • Chop and dice the asparagus and courgette. Stir-fry over a medium heat for 3 mins before adding the kale to lightly cook.
  • Mix cooked quinoa in with the vegetables and serve. 
  • Add a sprinkle of dried cranberries on top for a sweet twist of flavour. 


Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 53.8gProtein: 8.7gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 15.4mgPotassium: 407.8mgFiber: 7.5gSugar: 21.1gVitamin A: 1925IUVitamin C: 28.6mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 3.4mg
Keyword asparagus, Lunch, Quinoa, Vegetarian
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Last Updated: October 29, 2018


  1. Kristine 9 months ago

    This looks and sounds yummy. I was just wondering if you add any spice(s) to this. Also, do the macros include the craisins?

    • Ted Kallmyer (Certified Macro Coach) 9 months ago

      Hi Kristine, Yes, you can add any spice of your choosing. Yes, the macros include the craisins. 🙂