Quinoa with Mustard Greens and Chickpeas Recipe

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Quinoa with Mustard Greens and Chickpeas Recipe
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
730
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups quinoa
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
40%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Protein
31g
62%
Carbs
101g
34%
Vitamin A
257µg
29%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
46.2%
Vitamin C
134mg
100%
Vitamin E
6mg
30%
Vitamin K
441µg
100%
Calcium
387mg
39%
Fiber
24g
98%
Folate (food)
252µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
252µg
63%
Iron
9mg
52%
Magnesium
248mg
62%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
676mg
97%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
1366mg
39%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
29.3%
Sodium
1169mg
49%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
41.1%
Zinc
4mg
29%