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instant pot quinoa
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Instant Pot Mediterranean Quinoa

The most flavorful QUINOA recipe, this Instant Pot Mediterranean Quinoa is simple to make and full of fresh flavors!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time1 min
NPR10 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Instant Pot, Quinoa, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Silvia Ribas


  • Instant pot


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 ½ cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup shiitake mushroom, sliced
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds, shelled
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup black olives, chopped
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste


  • Rinse and dry quinoa thoroughly. Add to the pot along with vegetable broth and mushrooms. Cover, lock and cook on high pressure for 1 minute then allow for 10 minutes of NPR.
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  • Open the instant pot and add in remaining ingredients. Season to taste and give it a good stir. Cover for 5 minute while the keep warm mode is on. Serve
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