Quinoa with Chard

Quinoa with Chard

By WLR's Food Information Executive, Laurence Beeken

Something a little different to make a wonderful lunch, or light dinner - this low calorie quinoa dish is tasty, and quick to make!

  • Recipe makes: 4 servings
  • Prep time:
    30 mins
  • Calories: 358
    per serving


  • 150g quinoa
  • 150g broccoli
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 150g broad beans
  • 150g chard
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 2 tbsps sunflower oil
  • 3 tsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs


  1. Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions.
  2. Wash the broccoli, drain well and break into small florets. Scrub the carrots and chop into bite-sized pieces. Wash & drain the chard.
  3. Boil the carrots for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli and broad beans and cook for a further 3 minutes. Drain.
  4. Return to the pan with 2 tbsp water. Add the chard leaves and cover the pan. Cook gently for 2 minutes until the leaves wilt.
  5. Mix together the sunflower oil, balsamic vinegar and mixed herbs (use fresh if you can and increase the qty to 1 tbsp).
  6. Heat a heavy based frying pan until hot and toast the pine nuts. Turn regularly for a couple of minutes until lightly browned. Don't let them burn.
  7. Mix together the vegetables, the dressing and the quinoa & sprinkle the pine nuts on top of each serving.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)358
Carbohydrate (g)33.5
Fat (g)18.8
Protein (g)12.4
Fibre (g)7.1
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg1.7

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