Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lemon Feta Quinoa


Quinoa is a high protein grain with a delicate, subtle flavor.  It's shape resembles tiny beads.  I buy my quinoa from Trader Joes but it is found at most grocery stores.  Costco has a really great price on it, if you have a membership there.

This is my favorite quinoa recipe.  The lemon, feta and spinach are such a flavorful combination with the quinoa.  If you aren't a spinach fan, then try using fresh, asparagus instead.  It is quick and really easy to make.



1 c Quinoa
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 c fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c feta cheese
1 lemon


1.  Cook the quinoa according to directions on package.
2.  While quinoa is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pan.  Add the garlic, cook about 30 seconds.  Then, add the spinach and toss until it begins to wilt.  Turn off the heat.
3.  Add the cooked quinoa.  Squeeze juice from the lemon over quinoa, add lemon zest and feta cheese.  Toss to combine. Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Thank you to Nap Time Creations, Allergy Free Wednesdays and Gluten Free Homemaker for featuring this recipe!

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