Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Quinoa with Kale


Looking for a healthy lunch that is quick and easy to prepare and will fill you up without any guilt? This quinoa with kale is it.


I sautéed some onions, garlic and tomatoes before adding the quinoa and broth. Near the end of cooking I added in some kale, my new favorite leafy green, and let it wilt.




Once it cooled I packed it immediately in to some lunch containers so I'd be ready to go. I warmed this up to eat it but it would also make a great salad when the temps are a bit warmer.



Quinoa with Kale

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sm onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 c chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 sm bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste, if needed
Directions
  • Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat
  • Add onions and garlic, sauté 2 minutes
  • Add tomatoes, sauté 1 minute
  • Add quinoa and stir before adding broth. Bring to a simmer and then lower heat to medium. Let simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Put the kale in the pan and let it wilt down for a minute or two. Once it starts to wilt, stir to mix it in to everything. Let the quinoa simmer until cooked through, about another 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed







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