Quinoa and Spinach

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Weight Watchers Recipe
Ratings (1111)
3PointsPlus Value
Prep time: 12 min
Cook time: 25 min
Other time: 0 min
Serves: 8
Quinoa’s delicate flavor pairs well with spinach. Since it’s not an actual grain, it makes an excellent Passover side dish.
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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil   
  •   1 large uncooked onion(s), minced   
  • 1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced   
  •   1 cup(s) uncooked quinoa, rinsed (or purchase pre-rinsed quinoa)*   
  • 2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth   
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper   
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional   
  •   4 cup(s) fresh spinach, baby leaves, packed, coarsely chopped   
  • 1/2 tsp table salt   


  • 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 starts 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; 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 cup per serving.


  • *To rinse quinoa, place quinoa in a fine wire-mesh sieve. Place in sink and set under cold running water until water runs clear; shake off excess liquid.

    Quinoa is available in the grain or natural food section of the supermarket.

    To make this recipe pareve, cook the quinoa in vegetable broth or water.


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