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Easy Lemon Broccoli Almond Quinoa

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This broccoli almond quinoa is so simple to whip up! Toss broccoli with shallots and garlic in a hot wok (or skillet) and cook for just a few minutes before tossing in cooked quinoa, fresh lemon juice, salt & pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
Course grains & pastas
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, healthy, quick and easy, quinoa, salad, side
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 278
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 teaspoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 large head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon juice, plus more for serving
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil for serving


  • Heat a large wok or 12-inch chefs pan on medium-high heat. Add in 2 teaspoons of extra light olive oil. Once hot add in the broccoli, shallots and garlic. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the broccoli is tender (yet firm), bright green and with caramelized spots.
  • Squeeze in the juice from half a lemon, add the quinoa and almonds, cooking until heated through.
  • Taste and season with salt before serving. Squeeze with a little extra lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg