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Quinoa Spinach Bake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Gluten-Free and Vegetarian
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa
Servings: 8
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 lb. fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa about 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ¾ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground white pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then coat with sesame seeds.
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice and water; set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spinach; blanch until bright green, approximately 8-10 seconds. Transfer hot spinach to the ice bath to cool for 30 seconds, remove and drain water. Set aside spinach on a paper towel.
  4. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add shallot, garlic, thyme and chili powder; sauté until translucent, approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Add spinach, cooked quinoa, yogurt, eggs, sea salt and pepper to the onion mixture; mix well to combine. Transfer quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish and place in the oven. Bake until set and golden brown, approximately 60 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven. Slice, and serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Spinach Bake
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.