Friday, April 4, 2014

Cheesy Greek-Style Baked Quinoa Recipe

Cheesy Greek-Style Baked Quinoa Recipe

2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
1 1/4 cup fat-free feta cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella or cheddar
1 cup marinated artichoke hearts (in oil)
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tsp crushed or minced garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp onion powder
Sea salt and course black pepper to taste

Prepare the quinoa as directed. While quinoa cooks, dice cherry tomatoes and chop spinach leaves, then set aside. Next, in food processor combine feta, skim milk, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley — blending until smooth.

When ready, stir artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and spinach into quinoa, plus one tablespoon oil from artichokes, stirring well. Pour over with feta sauce, then season with onion powder and salt & pepper, combining thoroughly.Transfer mixture to oven-safe casserole dish, spreading evenly. Top with remaining feta and mozzarella (or cheddar), then bake at 400F degrees for 15 minutes until top has melted. Immediately plate and serve.

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