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Spinach and Quinoa Pilaf

Spinach Quinoa Pilaf is a great side dish to pair with your dinner.

Prep Time10 minutes

Total Time30 minutes


Please note: these estimates are based on the intended serving size.

Ingredients (Scaling)

  • fluid ounces canola oil
  • onion(s), finely chopped
  • garlic clove(s), minced
  • fluid ounces quinoa
  • fluid ounces water
  • fluid ounces baby spinach
  • fluid ounces lemon zest, grated
  • fluid ounces ground black pepper

Spinach and Quinoa Pilaf


  • In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.

  • Add quinoa and cook 1 minute. Add water and bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir in spinach and lemon zest. Then season with black pepper.

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