Quinoa Saute with Vegetables

This a great 28 Day Diet Recipe – Dr Oz. or a great healthy low calorie recipe to have anytime.


  • 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges
  • 8 oz snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp apricot all-fruit spread
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Shiitakes (optional)
  • 1 bunch red swiss chard (about 1 lb), leaves cut crosswise into 1/2″ strips and stems discarded. Directions:



Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in saucepan over high heat. Stir in quinoa and 1/4 tsp salt and return heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat while quinoa cooks. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in snow peas and garlic and cook 2 minutes. Add broth, apricot spread, and vinegar. Simmer, stirring constantly, 1 minute to deglaze skillet.

Add half of the chard, cover, and cook 3 minutes. Add remaining chard, cover, and cook, stirring, until chard is wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve vegetables mixture over quinoa.

Servings: 4

231 Calories, 9 g protein, 38 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 6 g fat, .5 sat fat, 424 mg sodium.  

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