Quinoa with Mustard Greens and Chickpeas Recipe

Quinoa with Mustard Greens and Chickpeas Recipe
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Quinoa with Mustard Greens and Chickpeas
Kath Younger
Quinoa with Mustard Greens and Chickpeas

Here’s a quick and easy way to work more veggies into your diet. Mustard greens are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and quinoa keeps you feeling full and satisfied. Lemon-tahini dressing adds an extra dimension of flavor to this delicious meal.

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2
Servings
621
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cups  quinoa
  • Cooking spray
  • cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 6  cups  mustard greens, stemmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • One 14-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2  tablespoons  tahini
  • 1  teaspoon  olive oil
  • 2  tablespoons  hot water
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3-5 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/4  cup  feta cheese, crumbled, for serving
  • 2  tablespoons  sunflower seeds, toasted, for serving

Directions

Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, adding a tablespoon of water if it begins to stick. Stir in the mustard greens along with more water, if necessary, and cook until wilted and tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add the chickpeas and cook until hot, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze the lemon juice over chickpeas and greens.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the next 6 ingredients (tahini through hot sauce) for the dressing. Add the quinoa and hot greens and chickpeas. Toss together with the dressing. Serve topped with feta cheese and sunflower seeds.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
94g
72%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
124µg
18%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
422mg
42%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
14g
56%
Folate, total
64µg
16%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
113mg
35%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
378mg
54%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
423mg
28%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
568g
21%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.