One Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Pasta

One Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Pasta

April 30, 2020

This dish is bursting with nutrients and flavor.  High in fibre, vitamin K, and lycopene!  The best part is the easy cleanup!  No draining, no colander.  Only one pot!

One Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Pasta

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Prep Time15 min
Cook Time15 min
Total Time30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 red onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TBSP olive oil, divided
  • 5 cups quinoa pasta
  • 5 cups water
  • 3-4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fire-roasted red peppers, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 5 cups spinach

Instructions

  • Heat 1 TBSP oil on medium high heat in a large non-stick skillet or pot. Add the chopped onion and garlic and saute until tender, about 6 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (including 2 TBSP olive oil), except spinach. Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to medium. Stir occasionally. Cook until pasta is al dente and liquid reduces into a sauce. If pasta needs more time to cook, add more water, 1/2 cup at a time. Adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  • Add spinach. Cook until wilted.
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