This Quinoa Spring Mix is a quick and easy meal for those days you just don’t want to spend a lot if time cooking. Sometimes I go into the kitchen and I’m at a loss when I don’t have family coming to dinner, the husband’s gone at a meeting, and I didn’t want spend too much time in the kitchen. It’s not always easy to just whip something up when you’re in a hurry, and it’s not too often that I focus on things that I love to eat. This Quinoa Spring Mix is one of my go to quick and easy meals, and it happens to be one of my favorite ways to eat quinoa.
Normally I love it to make this dish with just spinach or kale, but the garden has been picked clean of both. I had a bag of spring mix (which is a mixture of many greens including spinach) in the refrigerator and decided to use it because I really wanted some greens with my quinoa, “tada” – Quinoa Spring Mix was born. I love the nutty flavor that quinoa can give to any dish, and the slight bitterness of the greens, and the sweetness of the red onions made this Quinoa Spring Mix amazing. I will be repeating this delicious yummy meal throughout the winter. Oh, and the left-overs the next day were just as good as they were the night before.
This Quinoa Spring Mix is one of my personal favorite go to meals. It’s quick and easy, with no fuss! Make your busy day a little easier in the kitchen.
- 2 cups – Quinoa – cooked according to package
- ½ tbsp. – Garlic Powder
- 2 tbsp. – Coconut Oil
- ½ - Red Onion – diced fine
- 1 clove – Garlic – minced
- 1 large container – Spring Mix*
- 1 tbsp. – Butter
- Squeeze of Fresh Lemon
- Salt and Pepper – to taste
- Cook quinoa according to package, about 15 minutes, adding ½ tbsp. garlic powder to the water.
- While quinoa is cooking saute red onions in coconut oil for 5 minutes on med/low.
- Add greens to onions and coconut oil, cook on low for 5 minutes, add quinoa, stir and serve.
- Squeeze some fresh lemon on the top and you are ready to rock.
*I try to get buy locally, but if it’s not available I’ll buy the pack of organic spring mix. Wash your greens when you bring them home from the store, and allow them to drain. When you bag them up, place a paper towel in the bag, this will absorb any extra moisture and will prolong the life of the greens.
I so enjoy these moments of down time and especially enjoy to cook just for myself when I have some me time. Its great not having to focus on what I’m doing (I call it my mindless day). This quick and easy Quinoa Spring Mix will have you curled up with a good book or your favorite television show in about 20 minutes. So when the families out and about, and you’re home alone, make something healthy just for yourself, because you love it. I did!
From my kitchen to yours,