Add Variety and Nutrition with Sattvic Tri-Color Quinoa Recipe

If you have decided to start cooking healthy meals for you and your family, this is definitely a recipe that deserves your attention especially if you are you looking for a healthy and flavorful dish to add to your diet.
What you will definitely like about this recipe is the ease and speed of preparation.

At the same time, the possibility of using vegetables of your choice allows you to create your favorite dish with quinoa.

Because of all that, look no further than the Sattvic tri-color quinoa recipe for you and your family.

This warm and filling dish is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like quinoa, healthy oils, and a variety of vegetables.

Plus, the Indian style spices like cumin, turmeric and himalayan salt add a delicious kick of flavor.

In this article, we’ll give you all the details that you need to create this healthy dish from scratch, including a list of ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and helpful tips.

To start, let’s go over the ingredients that you need to make this Sattvic tri-color quinoa recipe. You need the following:

– 1 cup of quinoa
– 2 cups of water (twice as much water as quinoa)
– 1 tablespoon of healthy oil (like coconut or avocado oil)
– 1 teaspoon of himalayan salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
– 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
– some diced vegetables of your choice (we recommend 1 zucchini, 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes, and 2 bell peppers)

This ratio of ingredients is enough for one meal for three people.

To begin cooking, rinse your quinoa in cold water and then add it to a pot with 2 cups of water.

Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover the pot and let the quinoa cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.

While the quinoa is cooking, heat up your oil in a separate pan on medium heat. First, add the zucchini and cook them for about 5 minutes.

After the zucchini, add the bell peppers. Cook everything together for another 5 minutes.

The last ingredient that you add is the chopped tomatoes. Cook everything together for another 5 minutes.

Stir occasionally during cooking.

When the quinoa is done cooking, add in your salt, cumin, and turmeric. Stir until the quinoa is evenly coated with the spices.

Next, add your cooked vegetables to the pot with the quinoa. Stir everything together until the vegetables are distributed evenly throughout the quinoa mixture.

That’s it! Your Sattvic tri-color quinoa recipe is ready to serve.

Tip 1: To add some extra protein to this dish, you can also add a can of rinsed and drained chickpeas to the pot during the last minute or two of cooking.

Tip 2: Feel free to add a little more spice if you’re a fan of stronger flavors.


By including this Sattvic tri-color quinoa meal into your diet, you will be consuming a nutritious and flavorful food. It’s also simple to personalize by adding your favorite veggies or selecting other Indian spices.

This dish is so easy and quick to prepare, so you can make it for any meal. Certainly, our recommendation is that this meal is intended for dinner.

This is nothing too difficult for your stomach to digest. Just prepare your body for a good sleep.

About the author

Urosh Martinovic

Urosh Martinovic is a yoga and mindfulness teacher. He has experience in more than 7,000 guided classes. His work includes 1 on 1 online classes and workshops. Uros is a founder of holistic portal for Balkan Moja Solja Joge (My cup of yoga).