Quinoa and Spinach (WW recipe)


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 105.9
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 167.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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OMG! Good! Excellent source of protein and very filling. OMG! Good! Excellent source of protein and very filling.
Number of Servings: 16


    1 T Olive Oil
    1 large onion, minced
    2 medium garlic cloves, minced
    2 C quinoa, rinsed (or purchased pre-rinsed)
    4 C reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1/4 t black pepper
    1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes, optional
    8 C spinach, baby leaves, packed, coarsely chopped
    1 t salt (optional)


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. About 3 to 5 minutes.

Add quinoa to skillet, cook, stirring frequently, until quinoa stats to turn golden brown, about 2 minutes.

Add broth, black pepper and red pepper flakes to skillet, bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low and simmer for 13 minutes; stir in spinach. Cover skillet and cook until spinach and quinoa are tender and liquid is absorbed. About 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt. Yields about 1/2 C per serving.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAIGEJIMMY.


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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious, but it didn't make 16 1/2 cup servings, more like 9, which makes the calories quite a bit more. - 8/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this back when I was doing WW...it is excellent! - 4/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used vegetable broth and it was wonderful! Any vegetarian knows how to substitute. ;-) - 2/18/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would add some pine nuts for extra texture...possibly some raisons as well. - 2/9/10

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  • I used a cup and half of quinoa, but used 2 c broth and a rotisserie chicken. It was delicious. I also only had 4 c of spinach, and I think I would do the recipe this way again, cause double the spinach, I think, would make that flavor too strong for me. - 10/24/13

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  • I made this for my lunches at work. I only used 1/2 the quinoa and broth, and used frozen chopped spinach, squeezed out. It was delicious. I will made this again. I think next time I will add a few chopped walnuts for texture. Add some chicken and top with grated parmesan for a great easy meal. - 4/3/13

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  • This is my first time eating this. This was delicious. My boyfriend even loved it and went back for seconds. YUM YUM - 1/31/13

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  • it was good..only had quinoa in cold salads. I added some curry to add flavor :) - 7/29/12

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  • I@DANIANI81 you are correct. The serving size is for 8. I cooked this recipe last night and it was delicious. I got the recipe from Weight Watchers website. We can do a "Make Over" of the recipe and correct the servings. Hope that PAIGEJIMMY corrects it. - 6/7/12

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  • This was absolutely delicious!!! I added 2 chopped tomatoes and it totally completed the meal! DEFINITELY doing this again! Thanks for the great recipe! - 5/25/12

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  • This was great. I think I might try it with more garlic and more red peppenext time and make it a spicier dish. - 5/2/12

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  • we loved this recipe, halved it and it worked out perfectly - 4/9/12

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  • really good - 1/3/12

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  • I thought it was very tasty with just the right amount of "kick". - 11/5/11

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  • Yummy, made it with dinner - 9/2/11

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  • I didn't have spinach so I used mustard greens. My husband went back for 2nds and 3rds. - 5/25/11

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  • My husband liked/loved it as it was, without salt, but I had to liberally sprinkle some on mine at the table. - 12/10/10

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  • Both DH & I liked it, seasoning was a bit off not sure why. - 12/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So good!! I added golden raisins and it was really great. Thanks! - 6/7/10

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  • This was very good! I used Swiss chard instead of spinach, and I do wish I'd added some raisins and/or pine nuts as someone else suggested. I wound up adding more spices to liven it up a bit, mostly an herbes des provinces spice mix. It was good, filling, & easy; will definitely make again! Thanks! - 3/22/10

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  • I made this tonight and loved it! Even my 8-year-old daughter loved it! I added some raisins for sweetness and it was perfect. - 3/11/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If this a vegetarian meal why is there chicken broth? - 2/11/10

    Reply from PAIGEJIMMY (2/11/10)
    Because I am a moron! LOL! I was just thinking there was no meat in it. Clearly I'm not a vegetarian or I would have never made that mistake. Do you have any idea of how I can edit the "tag" and remove the vegetarian label? Thanks for catching my mistake! :-)

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  • Fabulous!! - 2/5/10

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