Quinoa with Vegetables

Quinoa with Vegetables

For our first Sunday Supper of 2024, we are celebrating National Quinoa Day, which is January 16th. This delicious recipe is from Tanya Steel, Executive Director of Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a workforce development non-profit FinaMill is proud to support. Prior to joining C-CAP, Tanya Steel was the Executive Director of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Editorial Director of Clean Plates and Epicurious. She’s also an amazing cook and the best-selling cookbook author of Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What & Why Through the Ages, a book by National Geographic Kids. Enjoy!


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds (FinaPod PRO Plus)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice
  • 1 zucchini, ends trimmed, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into ½-inch strips
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 1/2 cups assorted mushrooms, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (FinaPod PRO Plus)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt (FinaPod PRO Plus)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. In a medium pot, combine the quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat, simmering for 15 minutes. Transfer from the heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

2. Meantime, in a dry pan, toast the cumin seeds for 1 minute over medium heat. Transfer to a FinaMill PRO Plus Pod.

3. In a large sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and sauté over high heat until vegetables are soft and golden brown. Add the spices and stir. Add crumbled feta, stir, and serve.

About Careers Through Culinary Arts Program

Long co-chaired by chef Marcus Samuelsson, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success.

Annually, C-CAP provides culinary, job and life skills to over 22,000 middle-and-high school students across the entire state of Arizona, as well as in Baltimore, Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City & Long Island, Newark, Philadelphia, suburban Maryland, and Washington DC. Learn more at or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Threads or TikTok.