Hazelnut-Truffle Oil Quinoa (served with Maple Mustard Salmon)

Hazelnut Quinoa Recipe (with Maple Mustard Salmon)
Hazelnut-Truffle Oil Quinoa is an easy recipe,  that teams the flavor of truffles with nuts from their favorite tree to grow under.  Yeah, I thought I was pretty clever with that one…lol. This vegan quinoa recipe is hearty enough to serve as an entree itself, but pairs nicely with grilled portabella, salmon (as shown here with Maple-Mustard Salmon) or smokey meats.

Hazelnut-Truffle Oil Quinoa Recipe
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Hazelnut-Truffle Oil Quinoa is an easy vegan quinoa recipe.
  • 1 cup golden quinoa
  • ½ cup chopped hazel nuts
  • ½ tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup diced sweet onions
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed minced)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbs white wine
  • ½ tsp truffle oil
  1. Place small skillet or saute pan over med-high heat.
  2. Toast the quinoa and hazelnuts, then pour into bowl and set aside.
  3. Pour the oil into pan, once hot add the onion, garlic and rosemary. Saute until the onions have started to brown, then add the quinoa and hazelnuts back into pan.
  4. Add the stock and wine. Cover and reduce heat to low-med. Cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender (about 20 minutes).
  5. Add the truffle oil, stir, then take off burner. Recover and allow to rest a couple minutes before serving.

Maple Mustard Salmon over Hazelnnut Quinoa


  1. says

    This looks so delicious! I love quinoa with added nuts, the flavor combinations are so right! This is yet another recipe of yours that I will bookmark and make! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. says

    That looks delicious. You are always making some amazing dishes.

  3. says

    That looks amazing! I’m making salmon tonight so maybe I’ll try to make this as well tonight. :)

  4. says

    I need to start trying some your recipes. I always share them on Pinterest under my Food Board so some day I will actually make them! Love it!

  5. says

    I recently tried Quinoa and actually like it. This looks delish!

  6. says

    I just made quinoa for the first time this week. I served it with tilapia but will have to try salmon next!

  7. says

    I am not a sea food fan but I am sure my husband would swoon over this!

  8. says

    That looks really good! Seriously, if I were a man, I’d marry a woman who cooked like you…what better joy in life is there?

  9. says

    It looks absolutely stunning! I love the idea of salmon and maple together.

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