Garlic Kale Quinoa


This quinoa kale recipe is great for a quick but healthy side dish. White cooking wine can be used instead of 1 tablespoon water at the end of cooking.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • cup water

  • cup quinoa

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped kale

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed


  1. Bring 2/3 cup water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté kale and garlic in hot oil until kale is wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Stir quinoa into kale mixture and add sesame oil; cook until flavors blend, about 5 more minutes. Add 1 tablespoon water to mixture to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 41mg 204%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 316mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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