Quick & Creamy Quinoa with Beans and Spinach

One of the most popular requests we get is for easy recipes with quinoa. As more people are trying to eat plant-based meals, they are looking for healthy, high protein grains to round out their meals and make them satisfying. That’s why we created recipes like our yummy Greek Quinoa Salad, our Quinoa & Veggie Stir-fry and our Breakfast Quin0a Nibbles just to name a few. If you’re looking for more like this and this is true for you too, we’ve got just what you’re looking for! This meal is super satisfying and a great protein-packed vegetarian meal thanks to the quinoa, black beans, cottage cheese AND parmesan too.

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Quick & Creamy Quinoa with Beans and Spinach
Serves: 5
Ingredients
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 can black beans, organic, drained
1/2 cup 1% Cottage cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
Prepare quinoa according to the package directions. Drain and set aside in a medium bowl.
Add a tablespoon of oil to a nonstick skillet (or spray a skillet with olive oil in a spray container and then add the oil) and heat over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir until golden, for 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach. Stirring, continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until only a small amount of the liquid from the spinach remains. Add the beans and heat them for another minute. Remove veggies from the heat and place in the bowl with the quinoa.
Blend the cottage cheese, Parmesan, and black pepper in a blender or food processor until combined and smooth. May need to add a splash of almond milk to slightly thin out the mixture. Pour cheese mixture over the quinoa and mix well until evenly coated. Dust with fresh ground black pepper.
Enjoy!!

 

Serves 5

Nutrition Facts: Per serving 265 calories, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 420 mg sodium, 38 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 14 g protein

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Quick & Creamy Quinoa with Beans and Spinach
 
Quick & Creamy Quinoa with Beans and Spinach Serves: 5
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 can black beans, organic, drained
  • ½ cup 1% Cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa according to the package directions. Drain and set aside in a medium bowl.
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil to a nonstick skillet (or spray a skillet with olive oil in a spray container and then add the oil) and heat over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir until golden, for 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach. Stirring, continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until only a small amount of the liquid from the spinach remains. Add the beans and heat them for another minute. Remove veggies from the heat and place in the bowl with the quinoa.
  3. Blend the cottage cheese, Parmesan, and black pepper in a blender or food processor until combined and smooth. May need to add a splash of almond milk to slightly thin out the mixture. Pour cheese mixture over the quinoa and mix well until evenly coated. Dust with fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Enjoy!!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 265 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 38g Sugar: 0g Sodium: 420mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 14g

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