Monday, July 29, 2013

Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes Quinoa

We all know quinoa is in thing now a days. I like its texture and above all its easy to prepare and take any flavor you put. One weekend afternoon, was thinking what to make for lunch and I have one box of quinoa in my pantry looking at me saying use me, So I use it. One plate of quinoa and one glass of OJ, done with lunch, out to play with kids. I told you before that I have always full stock in my pantry so its always easy to make some quick lunch or diner. For this dish you need spinach puree and sun dried tomatoes so if you dont have that you can skip one and make it with other, only little color and flavor will be different but it will be new dish.


1 packet Quinoa
2 cups vegetable stock
2 big spoon ful of spinach puree
4 big sun dried tomatoes (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup shredded parmasean cheese


In a sauce pan , add olive oil and add onions  and garlic till its translucent.
Then add spinach puree and cook for two minutes.
Add 2 cups of broth and bring it to boil.
Add quinoa, sun dried tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Broth also have salt so add salt after checking it.
Cover and reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is nearly gone. In the last 5 minutes, carefully mix in the Parmesan.
Remove from heat, fluff and serve along with your favorite juice or tea or as it it.

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  1. I like the way u say use a substitute and it becomes a new dish :)) Quinoa with spinach puree is a new combination to me.

  2. To be honest - I am alien to quinoa. What I like about the dish is the simply way of using quinoa and having a wonderful meal in return.

  3. Looks delicious and healthy.

  4. hi queenie, loved your healthy popeye style quinoa

  5. Gimme me tomatoes in anything and I am a happy person, them being sun-dried is just cherry on the top. Loved the recipe.

  6. healthy but yummy platter.

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  7. Delicious & healthy food.. Thanks for stopping by my space dear :)


  8. gourmet presentation. so important for healthy food to look good too.

  9. Who will not like this dish? Well I will I am sure :)
    Perfectly done:)

  10. Quinoa is a fad now and the right time to bring in a recipe like this. Not to forget they are healthy too!
    Perfectly made quinoa!!

  11. Very healthy and delicious !

  12. Delicious and healthy Spinach and sun dried tomato with quinoa. I love it. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  13. u r so unique in recipes...interesting n also healthy

  14. Lovely combination, spinach puree makes it more healthy & delicious!

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  15. Perfectly made.. So simple & easy & u have lotsa time :)

  16. such a healthy to have some.
    Thanks for sharing this to WTML EVNET

  17. Healthy and lovely combo.. Thanks for linking with us..

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  19. thanx for sharing this Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes Quinoa recipe, my family is crazy for ........... , this is so easy n looks delicious

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