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Sundried Tomato & Spinach Quinoa

Have you heard of or tried the power food quinoa? If not, you may be asking yourself just what exactly is quinoa and why is it called a power food. Quinoa is a gluten free grain that’s packed with antioxidants, hence the label “power food.” It’s an excellent nutritional food for vegetarians and vegans because it’s packed with protein and it’s great for people who need to incorporate healthier foods into their diet. Another great feature of quinoa is that it tastes great. It has a mild nutty flavor and pairs well with many dishes including seafood, chicken or you can opt to enjoy it by itself. 
I recently made a new quinoa recipe that incorporated spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese. This side dish paired well with the grilled tilapia that we had for dinner recently. I hope you enjoy this recipe.


 Recipe: Sundried Tomato & Spinach Quinoa


Sundried Tomato & Spinach Quinoa

  • 1 1/2 C uncooked quinoa
  • 5 oz package of baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for sauteing spinach
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for seasoning
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 C sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp greek seasoning
  • 1/2 C feta cheese
  • Cook the quinoa according to package directions. I used a rice cooker to cook mine. It’s very easy to do. Just follow the same directions used for rice. When the quinoa is done cooking, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Saute the spinach in 1 tbsp of olive oil until wilted. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Combine the cooled quinoa with the 2 tbsp olive oil, sundried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, cider vinegar, greek seasoning and feta cheese.
I’d love to hear what you think about this recipe. Leave a comment to share your thoughts!

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9 comments on “Sundried Tomato & Spinach Quinoa”

  1. I have heard all about quinoa and bought some. I put some in a soup one time and it was GREAT! I have been wanting to make it and hadn't found a recipe yet, so I am so happy I found this post. I will try this recipe this week. Can't wait!

  2. Quinoa is very popular here and we actually eat it almost every week
    I like your combination of flavors – quinoa with spinach and dried tomato
    Thanks for the recipe

  3. I need to get on the ball …. I haven't tried quinoa yet! I love the ingredients in this – pinned, Julie!

  4. Yum I love quinoa and I'm always looking for great new recipes for it!

  5. I have never had quinoa! I need to get some and make this! Does it taste like rice?

  6. LOVE quinoa….this looks great! MIght have to include it in my upcoming weekly plans! :)

  7. I've been having a hard time getting on board with quinoa…so far I've enjoyed them as patties..look forward to giving your recipe a try. I like the idea of adding cider vinegar!

  8. I have made this twice now and love it! The second time I used kale. Thanks for a great recipe.

    • Thank you so SO much for stopping by and letting me know that you tried my recipe! I love the idea of using Kale. I will have to try that one day!