Balsamic Veggies and Quinoa Vegetarian Dinner Recipe This past weekend, I

November 22, 2010

Balsamic Veggies and Quinoa Vegetarian Dinner Recipe

This past weekend, I decided to brush up on some of favorite recipes.  Here is a staple of mine that is vegetarian but you can add shrimp or grilled chicken to it if you want.  I had it with a Food For Life chicken patty which is now my favorite vegetarian chick’n patty.  

This recipe is for 2 people

  • 1/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of water (If you have chicken broth/stock on hand, feel free to add a splash or substitute.)
  • 1 cup of mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup of spinach (frozen but you can use fresh)
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of goat or feta cheese
  • 3 dashes of garlic powder

Rinse quinoa.  Place in a pot with water and bring to a boil, then turn down heat and bring to a simmer.  After 5 minutes of simmering, add onions, sundried tomotoes and mushrooms.  Since this is not a baking recipe, play with the amount of vegetables.  Don’t have one on my recipe? Don’t worry, add your own or nothing at all.  After another 5 minutes, add the spinach.  Cover for another minute or two or until the spinach is wilted or unfrozen.  Lift off the cover and and mix the ingredients well.  If there is a lot of water, feel free to bring back to a boil to burn it off.  If not, add the cheese.  Mix well and serve as is or add a chick’n patty like I did for extra protein.  

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