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Quinoa Pilaf with Mom′s 15-Minute Tomato-Basil Sauce

From Silvana’s Kitchen
Recipe Category All Recipes, Sauces & Dressings
Author Christine Andrew


  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Mom′s 15-Minute Tomato-Basil Sauce (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • Parmesan, for topping


  • In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa, salt and 2 ¾ cups water to a boil over high heat.
  • Lower the heat, cover and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 12 minutes.
  • Adjust salt if desired.
  • Add enough tomato sauce until the quinoa is well coated.
  • Stir in the spinach and cook until just wilted, about 2 minutes.
  • Top with parmesan.