We love quinoa, especially red quinoa. I like kale (the kids weren't so sure about kale). The kids loved this dish! Everyone had seconds, even my picky eater. The combination of salty, sweet, and savory was awesome. Keeping in mind that I do the pinch-here-pinch-there style of cooking, this is easily adjusted to your personal taste. Next time I make this, I will be adding in some capers . . . because we like capers!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add quinoa and red bell pepper. Return water to a boil, place cover on the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes; add kale and continue cooking until quinoa is tender, about 5 minutes more.

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  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Stir feta cheese, almonds, lemon juice, lemon zest, and olive oil with the onion mixture; add quinoa mixture and stir. Season mixture with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; fat 16.9g 26% DV; cholesterol 11.1mg 4% DV; sodium 235.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2017
Very good recipe with solid elements... I omitted the coconut oil instead cooked the garlic onions and red peppers in olive oil and then sautéed the red quinoa cooking in accordance to the instructions. Once the Quinoa was ready on a separate pan I added the Kale added salt pepper and mixed until just wilted then incorporated the Quinoa and veggie mix for about 2 min at very low heat. Once all flavors were mixed I added lemon juice and feta cheese...Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/08/2019
Sorry, but this recipe was not edible. Too much coconut oil for such a small amount of onion and garlic. No spice. No flavor except the overpowering lemon. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2017
Very good recipe with solid elements... I omitted the coconut oil instead cooked the garlic onions and red peppers in olive oil and then sautéed the red quinoa cooking in accordance to the instructions. Once the Quinoa was ready on a separate pan I added the Kale added salt pepper and mixed until just wilted then incorporated the Quinoa and veggie mix for about 2 min at very low heat. Once all flavors were mixed I added lemon juice and feta cheese...Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
Loved it! Even better cold the next day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2016
Made this as a side and my husband raved about it. He even ate seconds! I think I will use a little less red pepper the next time although the flavors really meld well. The lemon juice and zest are a fabulous add. Goes well with ham. Looking forward to trying it cold tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2018
Easy tasty and healthy. This would be an easy recipe to change up to your taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2019
We loved this recipe - even my husband who says he doesn t like kale took two helpings. The only change I made was using two red peppers instead of three (they were pretty big). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2020
I skipped the coconut oil and sautéed the kale in olive oil after sautéing the onions, peppers and garlic. I didn’t have lemon zest so I just used juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2016
I really enjoyed this! I can only rate it a 4 for now because I used Asiago cheese (the only saltier cheese we had on hand) I omitted the bell peppers and I did feel that there was too much coconut oil. I would probably have halved the coconut oil. However this was a combination of ingredients that I wouldn't have thought of and my husband and I thought it was very yummy. Other than the notes above I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/08/2019
Sorry, but this recipe was not edible. Too much coconut oil for such a small amount of onion and garlic. No spice. No flavor except the overpowering lemon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2020
We loved this dish! I used two bell peppers (which was plenty) and 1tbs of olive oil instead of coconut oil. My husband is a picky eater and he enjoyed this! He even tried a bite without kale and said it needed the kale. Read More