Spinach Beetroot Quinoa

 Yes folks, gluten can be a bit unkind to your health if you eat a lot of it. In all honesty, I haven’t been able to cut gluten out of my diet entirely, but I try my best to find alternatives to wheat whenever I can. For example, I buy rice bread instead of regular bread, corn pasta instead of wheat pasta, and quinoa instead of couscous, and I like to think my body is grateful for it! 🙂 Spinach beetroot quinoaAs an avid fan of Moroccan food, cutting down the couscous has been ( and still is ) a personal struggle of mine. But since I discovered how hassle free quinoa is ( thanks to the lovely folks over at Hodmedod’s ), things have been a lot easier. If you’re not used to cooking with quinoa, I highly recommend it. It’s fantastic! I use it to make cold salads, quinoa risotto, or as a side for my curry dishes. Just the other day I made this sweet/spicy beetroot quinoa with spinach and orange. So good! If you ask me, I think we should all eat more red plant-based food. ❤ I hope you enjoy the recipe, do leave me a comment below. I’d really love to know how you liked it!Spinach beetroot quinoa

Spinach Beetroot Quinoa

Serves 2
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Cook Time
30 min

Cook Time
30 min

Ingredients
  1. 150g spinach
  2. 225g quinoa
  3. 1 beetroot ( cooked & semi-pureed )
  4. 1 tsp cumin
  5. salt
  6. dill
  7. 1-2 oranges ( chopped )
  8. 30 – 40g pine nuts
  9. 1 tbsp pine nut butter
  10. Juice from 1/2 lemon
Instructions
  1. First, cook the quinoa in veg broth for 15 minutes.
  2. In a pot, cook the spinach until it has wilted. Add the beetroot, orange slices, and pine nuts.
  3. Add the cooked quinoa and the rest of the ingredients, and cook for a further 5 minutes on low heat.
  4. Serve immediately.
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 Enjoy!

3 comments on “Spinach Beetroot Quinoa

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  2. Wow!! You have SO many wonderful recipes on your site! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 I’m a huge fan of beetroot (I literally can’t get enough of the stuff!!) but I’ve never cooked it with quinoa before, so I shall definitely be giving this a try! xx

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