Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Greek Quinoa

I find it a little strange I have never made (or tried) quinoa. It is and isn't, I suppose. Anyway, I recently made this creamy greek-ish concoction and became obsessed with it. The following makes a nice lunchtime portion and is only 354 calories.

What you need:
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
2 tbsp olives (your choice)
1 tbsp cream cheese
1/4 feta crumbles
1/2 cup spinach
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes

What you do:
1. Cook the quinoa as directed.
2. While the quinoa cooks, saute the onion, garlic and spinach. When the onion is soft, turn off the heat and add in the cream cheese and stir until melted.
3. Add in feta, olives and seasonings and mix well.
4. Lastly, stir in the quinoa. Serve immediately.