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Mediterranean-Style Quinoa with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Serves 4-6

Everyone needs to know how to make easy quinoa dishes. This one fits the bill for taste and health too.


  • 1 ½ tbs extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped

  • 2/3 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach

  • 2 tbs capers

  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 cup quinoa cooked in chicken broth according to package instructions


In a large skillet, sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil until a bit soft and translucent. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the fresh spinach to the skillet and turn the heat to medium/high. Stir the spinach/tomato/onion mixture continuously until the spinach is very wilted – about 5-7 minutes. Turn the heat to low and add the quinoa, lemon juice, capers, pine nuts, and parsley. Gently stir to combine and serve when evenly heated.

*Chopped fresh basil and/or oregano are also tasty addition

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