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Spinach Parmesan Quinoa

If you’ve never tried quinoa before, this is the perfect dish to introduce yourself to this healthy seed.  Quinoa is a great source of protein because it’s a complete protein and it’s also a good source of fiber. Definitely a food worth including in your diet.

This is by far my favorite quinoa recipe that I’ve tried.  It’s incredibly easy to make and the garlic, onion and parmesan give it incredibly rich flavor with a nod to an Italian dish.  The spinach adds a little extra nutrition and adds a nice pop of color and flavor.  I could literally eat this by the (big) bowlful.  It makes a great side dish and tastes great along side shrimp, chicken or even beef.  It also makes a great main dish by stirring in any cooked protein of your choice, I like to stir in cooked chicken.

Make sure you rinse the quinoa before you cook it as this will eliminate any potential bitter flavor.  You could also make this dish vegetarian by cooking the quinoa with vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

Spinach Parmesan Quinoa

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan.

Add onion and saute for 5 minutes.

Add garlic and saute for 1 more minute, season with salt and pepper.

Add quinoa and saute for about 2 more minutes.

Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for about 15 minutes (it may take a few minutes longer) until liquid is absorbed.

Add spinach to the pan, cover for a couple of minutes to allow the spinach to wilt.

Once spinach starts to wilt, stir into quinoa and stir in parmesan.

Serve immediately.

Spinach Parmesan Quinoa



brahim d staps

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Yummmy.looks delicious

amel sm

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Nice post

Amel snv

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Thanks for sharing this great article

amel fs

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Merci pour l'article