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Quinoa with Tomatoes, Sauteed Spinach and Two Cheeses

From NOW employee, Sherri Janes
Serves 6
3 ½ cups NOW Real Food® Quinoa*
1 – 8-oz. can Italian-style diced tomatoes
¼ cup red onion, sliced into rings
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
½ tsp. Ellyndale Organics™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
10 cups (10 oz.) fresh spinach
1 Tbsp. water
6 oz. light cheddar, grated
3 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil sprigs for garnish
  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Heat tomatoes in small saucepan and set aside.
  3. In large skillet over medium heat, combine onions, garlic, and oil. 
  4. Stir until onions are heated and fragrant. 
  5. Add spinach and water; stir until spinach is wilted and tender, but still bright green; about 2 minutes.
  6. On large platter, layer quinoa, spinach mixture and tomatoes. 
  7. Sprinkle with cheeses and garnish with basil.

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