Quinoa with Spinach and Almonds

This is a very spontaneous post. I made my lunch – by throwing things into a pot – and it turned out pretty well so I decided to share it here.

I had leftover cooked plain quinoa in the fridge and wanted to make it more exciting. So I put about 2 cups of spinach into a pot with the quinoa and added a splash of water, then got that heating up. Once the spinach was wilted, it was time for seasoning. I added some kale pesto (from the brand Sunflower Kitchen which is a Toronto company), as well as chili flakes and a bit of nutritional yeast. I also added some sliced almonds last second for a bit of crunch.

This was a delicious lunch and it would be a great side dish for chicken or fish dinners too.

Hope you’re having a good wednesday! And don’t forget that post #64 will be up later today!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Alphe says:

    Quinoa and spinach are some of my favourite foods but I’ve not eaten them together. Need to try this combo!

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    1. Let me know how you like it! πŸ™‚

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      1. Alphe says:

        Well, getting hold of fresh spinach in the middle of winter might be difficult here, so it’ll have to wait a while. πŸ™‚

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      2. You can use frozen spinach if that is available!

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      3. Alphe says:

        Yeeeeah, but it doesn’t taste that good when thawed, frozen spinach is only fine when I plan to bake it in the oven in a quiche and such.
        I’ll wait for spring!

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