Quinoa Pilaf with Artichokes, Leeks and Sugar Snap Peas Recipe

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I just started cooking with Quinoa and I have only tried one recipe out- my Sundried Tomato Quinoa Recipe. Carapelli Olive Oil sent me this recipe to share with all of you and it looks wonderful! It’s a pretty quick meal

Recipe: Quinoa Pilaf with Artichokes, Leeks and Sugar Snap Peas


  • 2 tablespoons Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large leek, white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 1-3/4 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained (if quinoa is prewashed omit this step)
  • 1 cup diagonally halved sugar snap peas or shelled fresh peas
  • 1 (6.5 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in broth and quinoa; bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 7 minutes.
  4. Stir in sugar snap peas; cover and continue to simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until most of broth is absorbed.
  5. Stir in artichoke hearts; heat through.
  6. Top with pine nuts, cheese and pepper. Serves 4.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Carapelli has a $1 off Carapelli Olive Oil (17 oz.+) coupon available too!

Disclosure: Carapelli provided me a free sample of olive oil. All opinions expressed are mine and I was not compensated in any other way.

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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  1. Love, love this healthy grain! Mmm……Always buy it ready made at Whole Foods but sounds like I just might need to try it at home! THANKS for sharing!
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