Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quinoa Bowl with Squash and Spinach

Here's my first quinoa bowl recipe. I seriously doubt it will be my last. This is easy and delicious. And it is cheap when you consider how far a little dried quinoa goes and since it's a complete protein you can have a vegetarian meal which is always less expensive.

Quinoa Bowl with Squash and Spinach
Serves 4


  • 3/4 cup dried quinoa

  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth or water

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups diced roasted butternut squash (or frozen)

  • 3 cups fresh spinach

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 tbsp shredded basil

  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan + more for serving

  • sprinkle of Ms. Dash herb and garlic and/or salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the broth in a medium pot to a boil

  2. Add quinoa and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside

  3. Heat the 2 tsp oil in a pan

  4. Saute the onions until browned

  5. Add in the garlic and squash and saute until golden

  6. Add in the spinach and cook until wilted

  7. Toss in the quinoa, basil, olive oil and Parmesan

  8. Stir until heated through

  9. Season to taste with the Ms. Dash or salt and pepper

  10. Serve with extra Parmesan.

1 comment:

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I am a big fan of quinoa and am always looking for new recipes, but I'll definitely make this one again.