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Spinach and Parsley Quinoa, and Tofu Tower

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Spinach and Parsley Quinoa, and Tofu Tower

For this weeks Care2 recipe, Id like to share two recipes from David Halward, a friend of mine. The quinoa dish is fresh and simply tasty. The Tofu Tower looks as good as it tastes.

Spinach and Parsley Quinoa

Finely chopped fresh spinach and parsley make this quinoa dish vibrant green, refreshing and tasty.

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
cup tomatoes, chopped small
cup provolone cheese, cut in tiny cubes (optional)
4 cups packed fresh spinach
bunch parsley


3 tablespoons lemon juice
teaspoon garlic, minced
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
Dash nutmeg

  • Place quinoa in pot with water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until the liquid is gone, about 20 minutes. Let sit covered for 10 minutes.
  • Put in bowl and cool to room temperature.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Place spinach and parsley in food processor and finely chop. Chop by hand if you dont have a processor.
  • Toss tomatoes and cheese with quinoa, spinach parsley mix and dressing.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Serves: 4-6

Cooking time: 40 minutes

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6:15PM PDT on Apr 5, 2015

A bit tabouli-ish. Thanks.

12:10PM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

You may add... you know what...

11:52AM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

If you have old recipes that call for cracked barley, kasha, cream or wheat, or similar grain products, you can usually substitute or mix with quinoa.
I still have some reservations about importing quinoa, though my initial concerns about the impact of our food fad on Andean people seems to have been unfounded:

6:28PM PDT on Mar 30, 2015


7:22AM PST on Mar 2, 2015

Love the green color--sounds real healthy! Thanks

3:29AM PST on Feb 26, 2015

Thank you

6:08AM PST on Feb 24, 2015


5:19AM PST on Feb 24, 2015

Thanks for sharing

11:40AM PST on Feb 21, 2015

Thank you

7:20AM PST on Feb 21, 2015

The tofu recipe is great - easy to make too

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