Combined with any veggie blend, quinoa transforms from a bland side dish to the sparkling main event. With this healthy blend of green veggies and protein-packed chickpeas, this dish is a great healthy alternative to overly-starchy sides.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 bag spinach
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4mushrooms


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and 2 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking, covered, until water is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, sauté spinach, onions, chickpeas, and mushrooms in a skillet with 1 drizzle olive oil. Season as desired (we like Sriracha, curry powder, paprika, or oregano).
  3. When quinoa is cooked, add to skillet with veggies and stir until well combined.