Cheesy Quinoa Pilaf with Spinach

29 Apr

This was delicious and will definitely be making again! Served with meatloaf, and the heirloom tomato salad!


Cheesy Quinoa Pilaf with Spinach
adapted from allrecipes


1 cup quinoa
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons pine nuts
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup grated parmesan cheese


Cook quinoa according to package directions.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, stir in the pine nuts, and cook until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the garlic softens and the aroma mellows, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cooled quinoa and spinach; cook and stir until the quinoa is hot, and the spinach has wilted. Stir in the lemon juice, and all but a pinch of the cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted. Serve sprinkled with the remaining cheese.


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