Tomato Basil Quinoa with Spinach and White Beans

Tomato-Basil Quinoa with Spinach and White Beans

A side dish, or even a main – this is packed with nutrient dense ingredients of quinoa, spinach, and white beans. The richly flavored tomato and basil broth gives huge flavor to this yummy dish!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 8 oz canned white beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 Tbs basil paste or several leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz fresh baby spinach leaves


  • Combine quinoa and broth in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large dutch oven (or other large pan) over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onions; cook for 1 minute (until the onion is softened)
  • Add tomatoes, beans and basil and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour the pot of quinoa and broth into the tomato mixture, season and simmer on a low heat (uncovered) until the quinoa is absorbs the broth and is cooked through (You may need to add a bit more broth to finish cooking the quinoa if the broth is absorbing too quickly).
  • Once the quinoa has finished cooking, add the spinach and stir to wilt.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 44.6% | Vitamin C: 12% | Calcium: 6.7% | Iron: 16.7%
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