Quinoa, Spinach and Walnut Stir Fry

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Recipe source: local newspaper

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place quinoa in a bowl, cover with water, drain well.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add quinoa and cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until golden. Stir in garlic and cook stirring another minute. Stir in salt and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook over medium low heat for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  3. Stir in spinach and tomatoes. Cook over medium heat for one minute or until spinach is wilted.
  4. Stir in walnuts and cheese.
  5. Garnish with basil if desired.
Most Helpful

Super easy and tasty! It needed salt, but that was a simple fix. And it really does work with any kind of cheese. I only had pecans and goat cheese and it was FABULOUS. Thanks for sharing!

VanessaJ July 11, 2010

I'm new to quinoa but I loved this recipe. I used too much garlic (two cloves) & omitted the salt. Very yummy!

tara.a.shepherd@gmail.com April 19, 2010

I made this vegan by omitting the parmesan. I certainly didn't miss it; this dish was plenty flavorful without it. I LOVE quinoa but had never tried the technique of toasting it in oil before cooking it. That made it really nice and tender with a nuttier flavor. I used veggie broth instead of water and Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of salt. My basil had gone bad so I garnished with parsley instead. I will definitely make this again since it is such an easy, healthy, tasty meal, perfect for weeknights! Reviewed for Veg*an Swap, April 2010.

Prose April 12, 2010