Quinoa with Spinach and Feta Cheese

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The wife of my best friend sent me a new recipe that they tried and loved. It is incredibly simple and looks so good that I wanted to share it with you guys. It combines delicious and nutritious foods into an explosion of awesomeness.

Quinoa with Spinach and Feta Cheese


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1oz feta cheese


Rinse the quinoa in a strainer. (Use a sifter if you don’t have a strainer that’s small enough.) In a small saucepan, add the quinoa and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover and reduce heat to simmer until water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic in the oil until the edges of the garlic turns very light brown, being careful not to burn the garlic (reduce heat to low if necessary). When the quinoa is done cooking, add it to the skillet along with the spinach. Stir it together until the spinach wilts. Add the crumbled feta cheese and stir to combine. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories – 233
  • Fat – 8.5g
  • Carbs – 32g
  • Fiber – 3.5g
  • Protein – 8g

Now this can either be a side dish, or you can incorporate your protein source of choice with it. She added local grass-fed steak, cilantro and tomatoes and actually put it all into a wrap. Sounds extra delicious to me!

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Posted on August 12th, 2011 by Brian St. Pierre

1 Comment

  1. Matt Says:

    Just tried the Quinoa recipe, Brian. Great stuff! Definitely adding it to my repertoire! Thanks for passing it along.

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