"A light side dish of quinoa and blanched kale, made extra-savory by seasoning it with Creole seasoning. Be sure to use Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning®--there is nothing as delicious!" — Always Cooking Up Something
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quinoa, rinsed and drained
lacinato (dinosaur) kale, sliced
Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)
We gobbled it up! This was the first time I made quinoa for my daughters and myself, and the end result was very satisfying. I used onions in place of shallots, and next time I will use twice as much creole seasoning and no salt. The quinoa is quite filling. A bowl full of this kale and quinoa was a meal for me. Lots of health benefits too!
I used blanched and shocked endive instead of kale, and it was a bit too bitter. Season with Creole seasoning first and use low sodium chicken broth. Mine was too salty.
This was absolutely delicious. I used Roland garlic quinoa and vegetable stock instead of plain quinoa and water. This was very flavorful, I thought it would be bland but it was not. I could not find creole seasoning so I substituted Emeril's Bayou Blast. If you like flavor try my version I think you will like it. Great recipe!
Two super-foods in one delicious dish!! What I did: made a full cup of quinoa but used only one bunch of kale. I doubled the seasoning (made Creole seasoning from AR) and the salt - that was a mistake! In fact, cut some of the salt - with the chicken broth, you don't need it! I felt that it was lacking some crunch... so I threw in toasted almond slivers and pine nuts - PERFECT! I can't wait to make this again!
A winner that I'll definitely make again! The creole seasoning and shallot added great flavor to the quinoa and kale ~ I love Creole seasoning and spice so I doubled (and then some!) the amount. Great leftovers, too!!
This recipe is amazing and quick! I replaced the chicken broth with vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. My kids even ate it!
Delicious! Unfortunately...used fresh baby spinach since I had no kale...and also used vidalia onion and garlic since I had no shallots....made Creole Seasoning Mix from this site.....and scaled the seasoning down to 4 servings....very nice and cant wait to try with kale next time. Thanks!
Filling, healthy side dish, went well with some baked cod I sprinkled with Cajun seasonings. Subbed low sodium veggie broth for the chicken broth. One note: 1t salt + 1/2t of Creole/Cajun seasoning is A LOT of sodium. We found we didn't need the salt at all.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kale and Quinoa with Creole Seasoning
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 30
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