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Baked Quinoa with Kale and Chickpeas

A protein-packed and a flavor-packed vegetarian one dish meal. Yes, the quinoa cooks in the dish too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 6 oz fresh kale stemmed and chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes cored and finely chopped
  • 1 15- oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese divided
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t dried oregano
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Chopped fresh parsley optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray an 8x8 or similar size baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Add all of the ingredients, except 1/4 cup of the feta cheese & the parsley, into the baking dish. Gently stir to combine. (You can also use a large bowl to combine the ingredients and pour into the prepared baking dish.)
  • Cover the baking dish tightly with foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has absorbed.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of the feta cheese over the top of the quinoa. Continue to bake the casserole, uncovered, until the feta has heated through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!