Quinoa Jambalaya


This is one of my favourite recipes. My kids love it too!

They are quite convinced that I make it just so I can say, “Jambalaya’s ready”!  Such a fun word.

(photo credit: oxygenmag.com)


 Quinoa Jambalaya (adapted from Oxygen Magazine)

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 package turkey sausage (cooked and sliced)

1 cup dry quinoa

2 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1 19 oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes

1/4-1/2 lb frozen, cooked shrimp (thawed)

1 green onion, chopped

1 tsp. Cajun spice (or more, to taste)

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in skillet. Add the onion, zucchini, peppers and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add cooked sausage and quinoa, tossing to coat.
  3.  Add broth and fire-roasted tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp, Cajun spice, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5 – 10 minutes. Top with green onions, freshly ground black pepper and serve.   “Jambalaya’s Ready!”

Yours in good health,


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