Garlic kale quinoa

    35 min

    Garlic and kale are sauteed with quinoa and sesame oil for a quick and easy side dish. Serve alongside any main dish.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 160ml water
    • 60g quinoa
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 75g chopped kale
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Bring water and quinoa to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat; saute kale and garlic in the hot oil until kale is wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Stir quinoa into kale mixture and add sesame oil; cook until flavours blend, about 5 more minutes. Add 1 tablespoon water to mixture to keep from sticking.

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    Simple, fast, delicious. I was looking for an easy quinoa recipe for a weeknight side dish and this fit the bill. We are trying to replace rice with whole grains like quinoa, and I wanted a dish that incorporated some greens as well to round out the nutritional balance. I had about a tsp of leftover diced onion and half of a diced tomato- added those in with the kale and garlic. This recipe made the perfect amount for two people. Will be making this often.  -  23 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Garlic Kale Quinoa Haiku: "A divine side dish! Just needs more than one cup kale, cuz it shrinks so much." I never thought that I'd dive into a side dish w/ as much glee as I did this one, but WOW. I'd recently (finally) finished off a monster amount of Costco's frozen bags of quinoa/kale blend, and didn't want to stuff more of them in my freezer and found this recipe instead. And I am thrilled that I did b/c it is delicious! I've since made it 3 more times, once subbing spinach for kale (just as good), once adding toasted sesame seeds (not necessary, but a nice touch), and all the more recent times, at least doubling the greens b/c they shrink down too much in the heat and we love green chow in our house. A superb, healthy side dish, and ohhhh when I run it through the food-processor a few times, my baby CHOWS DOWN! :-)  -  23 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It is good, but needs a bit more garlic or salt. I'm not a cook so I appreciate the recipe. I think there is a lot of room to experiment.  -  12 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)