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Garlic Quinoa and Spinach Bowl

Fragrant garlicky quinoa with wilted spinach and lemon zest - fantastic for brunch, with a perfectly poached or fried egg on top. Or make it for dinner and serve with a nice piece of fish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: Anytime
Servings: 2 serves
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies


  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach or whole baby spinach to make it even quicker
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 poached or fried eggs optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat cooking oil of choice (I used avocado oil) in a medium sized saucepan (with a lid) over medium heat. When hot, add in the chopped garlic. Cook until fragrant
  • Add in the chopped spinach and lemon zest, pop on the lid and leave for 2-3 minutes, until the spinach has wilted
  • Add in the cooked quinoa and stir to combine. Cook until just heated through and remove from the heat (I added in about a tablespoon of olive oil here to keep things from drying out)
  • Serve up, salt and pepper to taste, and add a perfectly poached or fried egg to the top. Enjoy


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.9g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 22mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 1.1g