Quinoa with Garbanzos and Spinach

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Yields: 8 people



  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 1/4 cups water or stock

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

  • 1 pound spinach leaves

  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, cooked or canned

  • Juice and zest from 2 oranges



  1. Wash quinoa and toast in a dry pan for a few minutes, until it smells nutty.

  2. Boil water and add salt and quinoa. Turn heat to low and simmer, covered for 20 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté onions for 10 minutes on medium.

  4. Add cherries, spinach, garbanzo beans and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook 3-5 minutes until spinach has wilted.

  5. Mix quinoa together with the other ingredients in a large bowl.

  6. Add orange juice and zest and stir gently.

  7. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

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