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Spinach Parmesan Quinoa February 8, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — tiffanyrose913 @ 5:26 pm

2016 QuinoaNeeded a great side dish to go with Pork, and wow did this go perfectly!  All the flavors went amazing with the quinoa !


1 cup quinoa, rinsed

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup pine nuts or 1/4 cup sunflower nuts

1 clove garlic, peeled, smashed, kept whole (to be removed)

2 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, salt and quinoa to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes, set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts or sunflower nuts and cook until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook just until it starts to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove garlic and discard. Stir in the cooked quinoa and spinach. Heat until the spinach wilts. Stir in the lemon juice and all but a pinch of the cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted. Serve sprinkled with the remaining cheese.2016 Quinoa

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