Savory Quinoa Bread

by JL Fields on May 18, 2011

There will be bread

Savory Quinoa Bread

but first, did you check out Bitt’s guest post Monday?  She offered great tips on Reading Labels to Avoid Animal Products in the Vegan 101 series.  Also on Monday, Nava Atlas re-posted Ginny Messina’s Vegan 101 post, Planning Healthy Vegan Diets, on VegKitchen (stay tuned–Nava has a fantastic post for the series coming soon!).

I’m thrilled that the series is being read widely– the whole point is to provide new (and old!) vegans solid information, here and everywhere.

If you’re new to the blog, here is the Vegan 101 series, to date.

  1. How I learned to go vegan by JL of JL goes Vegan
  2. How to Travel Like a Vegan Pro by Jill Vegan Backpacker
  3. Kitchen tips from a chef by Emily of Daily Garnish
  4. The Ethics of Veganism by Gena of Choosing Raw
  5. A Newbie’s Guide to Seasonal Eating and Cooking by Christy of The Blissful Chef
  6. Planning Healthy Vegan Diets by Ginny of The Vegan RD
  7. The Higher Raw Diet by Kristen of Kristen’s Raw
  8. Eating Vegan and Low Fat by Lindsay of Happy Herbivore
  9. Vegan Meals for Kids by Keri of I Eat Trees
  10. Reading Labels to Avoid Animal Products by Bitt of Bitt of Raw

Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the series and participating in the dialogue.

Okay, let’s talk raw bread.

I wanted to try out a new, raw bread recipe, without sprouts, so, following Bitt’s lead, I decided to try a soak method.

Savory Quinoa Bread Sandwich with Avocado and Cabbage

It worked beautifully!

JL’s Savory Quinoa Bread (Raw)
Makes 9 pieces

1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
1 cup of quinoa, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup ground flax seed
2 cloves of garlic
1 t salt (1/2 iodized sea salt + 1/2 sea salt)


Pulse first three ingredients in the food processor, using the “S” blade, until chopped well. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until desired consistency (should be easy to spread).

Spread onto one ParaFlexx sheet and dehydrate on 145 for one hour.

Reduce to 115 and dehydrate for 2 more hours. Score into nine pieces and flip onto the dehydrator screen and dehydrate on 115 for an additional 3 hours.

It came out with a soft, chewy texture that I really enjoy.

Last week I saw Ashley’s Pea Dip recipe and had to try it on this bread.

It was such a flavorful open-faced sandwich!

What is your favorite raw bread recipe?

  • Kate

    Looks like such a yummy bread !

    • Thanks! It’s easy and flavorful — two of my favorite things 🙂

  •  That looks awesome- I just ordered a dehydrator, so I will definitely try this!

    • Yay on your dehydrator! Let me know how you like the bread!

  • Elizabeth @ RunWithSneakers

    I could eat that sandwich right off the screen!  You keep tempting me to purchase a dehydrator.  I’ve been loving your Vegan 101 series too.

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying the series, Elizabeth! I have to say, I use the dehydrator far more often that I thought I would. Especially in the spring / summer — such a good way to use up extra fruits and veggies (drying and storing them)

  •  Looks awesome!  I’ve made something similar with buckwheat…but I love idea of using quinoa!

    • Lisa, I tried Bitt’s buckwheat bread (soaking the oats) which gave me the idea to try quinoa. Love it!

  • Looks great! love that sandwich! Yum!

    • Thank you! The great thing about a savory bread is that the sandwich ingredients can be very simple!

  • I’m going to make this recipe this evening!  My Excalibur arrived yesterday, and raw bread is something I’m really excited about.  Thanks for posting – and for always creating recipes that are accessible for the masses!   

  • Damn, girl – this looks awesome!  I am definitely trying this.  I have not had great luck with raw breads so far.  Crackers I’m good at, but breads are taking more practice.  This recipe looks like a winner!

    • Aw, thank, Jess! The trick is to not dehydrate it for too long (and the water veggies help keep it moist). I hope you like it!

  • Yum, this bread looks wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. One of my favorite raw breads so far is Gena’s Lucky Hemp bread, it’s awesome with a little chipotle seasoning.

    • Thanks for sharing, this, Christine! Love the looks of that green bread!

  • it was GREAT!  I had it for dinner tonight.  Here’s the link  Thanks again for another amazing recipe.  You really need to write a book ya know….I’d be first in line to buy it! 

    • You are too sweet, Crissie! Thanks for the compliment! I’m so happy that enjoyed the bread!

  • Hannah

    I have yet to find a raw “bread” that I truly enjoy… But I think that this just might do it! It looks really good, and I like the sound of all those veggies in the mix.

    • I think the veggies make the bread. Such a nice way to add moisture to the bread — and then just add simple “filling” for a flavorful sandwich.

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