Bacon Spinach Quinoa

Bacon Spinach Quinoa

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Ingredients

35 m servings 261 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 853 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and broth has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Cook and stir bacon and onion in a skillet over medium heat until bacon is cooked and onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer and drain mixture on a paper towel-lined plate. Cook spinach in the remaining bacon drippings until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir quinoa, onion-bacon mixture, and cilantro into spinach until evenly blended.

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Most helpful positive review

Tried fixing quinoa for the first time. This recipe is really easy. I reduced the bacon to only 1/4 cup then added 1/4 c. mirin or white wine. Salt and pepper to taste. I skipped the cilantr...

Most helpful critical review

I found that I did not like the Quinoa but I did live the bacon and spinach together.

Tried fixing quinoa for the first time. This recipe is really easy. I reduced the bacon to only 1/4 cup then added 1/4 c. mirin or white wine. Salt and pepper to taste. I skipped the cilantr...

I tweaked it a bit based on some stuff that I needed to use (green bell pepper, chicken breasts) and I loved it! Great flavor, reasonably healthy. I used a thick cut bacon that had very little ...

Skipped the cilantro and this was still an amazing side. Red quinoa worked wonderfully. I doubled the recipe, hoping for leftovers. Nope.

This was a hit, although I modified it quite a bit. Based on other reviews, I used 1/2 lb. bacon, sauteed it by itself, and removed it to drain. I added a half cup of white wine to the drippings...

wonderful and easy. I would suggest cooking the onion separately from the bacon so the bacon can crisp up better.

I liked it but I think it was a bit too salty and meaty. I used 12 oz of turkey bacon and parsley instead of cilantro. So I think I'll cut the meat and add more quinoa. I ate it for lunch as ...

I did not use the cilantro, but it was delicious without it! Will make this again for sure!

Delicious! I added a some parmesan and some mozzarella and it turned out wonderful. My husband and I are going grain-free, so this recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner. Thanks!

Absolutely wonderful. The whole family loved it!