My Sweet Marie

Quinoa and Spinach Pilaf

Posted on: July 14, 2013

Here’s a lovely dish that can be a side dish or a main! This paired up with more veggies or a salad would work for me! It’s full of iron and protein so go ahead, have seconds! enjoy this tasty treat and feel free to go crazy and add an ingredient that speaks to you!


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cup water or veggie broth
  • 5 cups or 5 oz baby spinach washed
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the quinoa and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the water or broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, till water has been absorbed. ( 20 minutes or so)
  4. Stir in the spinach, lemon zest and salt/pepper.
  5. enjoy on its own or with a side salad!

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