Quinoa with Tuna and Peas - BASICS Recipe


This recipe was developed by Quabbin Harvest board member Cristina Garcia. This dish is made with ingredients that are part of our BASICS program, which offers pantry staples at very affordable prices. 


Creamy Quinoa with Tuna and Peas

Feed your family the BASICS

Cost at Quabbin Harvest: Only $1.96 cents per serving!



The possibilities here are endless. Add leftover cooked chicken, fish or veg. Try adding a few pinches of curry powder to the water for the quinoa and then substitute coconut milk for the milk. The protein in quinoa will power you through your whole afternoon. 


ield: 4 servings 

5 oz (1 cup) quinoa

2 cups water

1 tablespoon butter  

3/4 cup milk

2 oz (1/2 cup) cheese, grated 

5 oz (1 heaping cup) frozen peas

1 5-oz can tuna 


Rinse quinoa. Bring water with quinoa to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Stir in butter, milk, cheese, peas and tuna. Season to taste




Add rinsed quinoa and water to an appropriately sized slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Stir in butter, milk, cheese, peas and tuna. Season to taste.



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