Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Recipe: Spinach Quinoa Mediteraneo

Here is a recipe from Westside Market NYC featuring quinoa, a grain that is quickly growing in popularity. Westside Market NYC, a top market that has been in business in New York City for almost 50 years, has seen a rise in the number of people purchasing quinoa at their four locations. Benefits of eating quinoa include that it is packed with protein and calcium, great for dieters as it keeps eaters fuller longer and boosts brain power due to the high level of iron.

Maria Zoitas, wife of Westside Market NYC’s founder John Zoitas, and creator of the "Maria's Homemade" line of prepared foods available at Westside Market NYC, has the below quick and healthy quinoa recipe.

Maria's Homemade Spinach Quinoa Mediteraneo
Serves 4

8 oz quinoa
1 bunch scallions
1 Spanish onion
4 cups spinach 2 tbsp olive oil (preferrably from artisanal kitchen)
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch anise
1 bunch dill
2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
6 cups of water

· Sautee onions, scallions, parsley and anise in olive oil
· Add 3 cups of water and cook for 5 minutes
· Add quinoa and cook for 15 minutes
· Add the spinach and cook until wilted

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.


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