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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