Easy side dish recipe made with spinach, mushrooms, quinoa and garlic. Perfect as a meatless entree, too. Healthy, low in carbs and calories, high in fiber, vegetarian, and gluten free.
1poundmushrooms(white or cremini, sliced thinly)
1tablespoonbutterunsalted (omit butter for vegan version)
Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic and saute over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until mushrooms get soft and acquire a nice, golden-brown color. Add chopped green onions and mix. Season with salt.
Add fresh spinach to the skillet, reduce heat to low, cover the skillet with the lid and let mushrooms and spinach cook for about 1 minute or less, just until spinach begins to wilt. Add 2 cups of cooked quinoa to the skillet and cook on low heat for another minute until spinach wilts even more and quinoa warms up. Season with salt, if needed. Add another tablespoon of olive oil, if desired.
Spinach and mushroom quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 6885IU138%
Vitamin C 25.8mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.