Quinoa with wilted spinach


  • Makes4 Servings
Quinoa with wilted spinach

Roberto Caruso

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 tbsp chopped capers

  • 1/8 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 227-g pkg spinach

  • 3/4 cup quinoa

  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon

  • pepper, to season

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, then 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tbsp chopped capers, 1/8 tsp hot-red-pepper flakes and 1/4 tsp salt. Cook for 1 min. Add 227-g pkg spinach, trimmed and coarsely chopped. Cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 2 min. Stir in 3/4 cup cooked quinoa and zest from 1 lemon until heated through. Remove from heat. Season with pepper. Toss with 1 tbsp lemon juice just before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 70, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 7g, Fat 4g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 245mg.

This recipe makes a great packed lunch or a satisfying side dish. For a meat option, try adding sliced chicken.