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Moroccan Quinoa and Tofu Recipe

Try our Moroccan Quinoa and tofu recipe by Lee Holmes

Credit: Lee Holmes

When preparing quinoa, it’s really important to rinse several times in a fine-mesh sieve to remove the soapy, bitter saponins in the grains. You can also sprout quinoa for two days before cooking to increase the available nutrients.

Serves: 2



  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 200g pumpkin, peeled & diced
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 400mL veg stock or filtered water
  • 300g tofu, cut into strips
  • 100g frozen peas
  • Celtic sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, to serve
  1. Heat oil in large frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 mins or until softened. Add capsicum, pumpkin, spices, quinoa and stock or water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 mins.
  3. Add tofu and cook for a further 7 mins, until cooked through.
  4. Add peas, season with salt and pepper, then cook for a further 2 mins.
  5. Serve topped with coriander.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.