Toasted Quinoa with Kale and Pine Nuts
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  • 1cup quinoawashed and drained
  • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
  • 2tablespoons olive oildivided
  • 1 3/4cups boiling water
  • 3 cloves garlicminced
  • 4cups lightly packed chopped kale leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3cup pine nutstoasted
  • Salt and pepperto taste
  1. Dry-toast quinoa in a skillet, stirring until golden and fragrant, about 6 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a medium saucepan; add sea salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and boiling water.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; then fluff with a fork.
  4. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add remaining olive oil and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add kale; sauté until deep green and tender, 3–4 minutes.
  5. Stir in cooked quinoa, lemon juice, pine nuts, and salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Toasted Quinoa with Kale and Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 319mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Per serving: 329 cal, 16g fat (8g mono, 6g poly, 2g sat), 0mg chol, 10g protein, 36g carb, 5g fiber, 319mg sodium