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Quinoa with Red Pepper, Charred Corn and Spinach

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5 review(s) averaging 4.8. 100% would make again

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This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine, April. It's a wonderful recipe ... and packed with lots of great ingredients. April also adds grilled chicken to this recipe to make it more of a meal rather than a side dish. I also serve it will grilled salmon ... delicious!

"It looks a bit of a mess, at least mine did! But the combination of flavours was lovely!"

- fifidella


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1 cup Quinoa
2 cups Stock (chicken)
1 1/2 cups Frozen corn
1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
1 cup Onion; diced
1/2 cup Red bell pepper; diced
2 teaspoons Garlic; crushed
1/2 teaspoon Cumin; ground
1 teaspoon Chili paste
6 ounces Spinach; frozen (or use fresh)
1 tablespoon Water
1/3 cup Green onion; chopped
1/3 cup Cilantro; chopped
1/3 cup Feta cheese; light
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Lemon juice

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. Bring Quinoa and stock to boil - cover and simmer for 15 mins, just until the stock is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Remove from heat and place in a bowl.

2. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking oil and place over medium heat. Saute the corn for about 8 minutes, just until browned, stirring constantly. Set aside.

3. Spray a medium non-stick skillet with cooking oil, add the vegetable oil and place over medium heat. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin and chili paste and saute until the onions begin to brown (about 5 minutes).

4. Add the spinach and water. Cook until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes.

5. Remove from the heat. Stir in green onion, cilantro, feta, olive oil, lemon juice and sauteed corn.

6. Add the mixture to the quinoa and mix well.

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It was a super delicious dish! I loved it, my husband loved it! Make again!!!!
yuliia_glushchenko 1 week ago
First time eating quinoa and this dish was delicious!!!
amberg13 2 months ago
Added some tofu and made it a main dish. Healthy and delicious!
ChefKrissyB 2 years ago
It looks a bit of a mess, at least mine did! But the combination of flavours was lovely!
fifidella 2 years ago
Amazing flavours. A very nice side dish or great for lunch
j_bur 3 years ago
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