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One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa with Spinach and Chickpeas

Healthy Recipe Winchester Virginia

Some days you want a quick, delicious dinner but you don't have the time or energy (or a helper) to clean up the dishes afterward. Here's a healthy recipe that I hope you're going to love.

It can be found here:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
1 small shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup sliced green olives
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup water (or more broth)
1 cup spinach, chopped
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas
Salt + pepper to taste


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, shallots and pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add thyme and dill and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
To the saucepan, add quinoa, olives and sun dried tomatoes. Stir continuously for 15 – 30 seconds. Add liquids, bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to simmer for 20 – 25 minutes until liquid has been absorbed.
Remove lid and stir in spinach and chickpeas. Let sit for a few minutes to allow spinach time to wilt. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.