Mustard Greens + Beans Quinoa

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Greens + Beans Quinoa
Serves 4

3/4 cup quinoa
14 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
6 cups mustard greens, washed, trimmed of stems and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tbsp sunflower seeds, toasted if desired
The juice of half a lemon

2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp hot water
2 tbsp lemon juice
A few pinches kosher salt (to taste)
3-5 dashes hot sauce

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Heat a skillet and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute, adding a tablespoon of water of it begins to stick. Stir in mustard greens along with more water, if necessary, and cook until wilted and tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add garbanzo beans and cook until hot. Squeeze half a lemon over beans + greens.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together tahini through hot sauce for dressing.
  4. In a large bowl, toss quinoa, hot greens + beans, and dressing.
  5. Serve topped with crumbled feta cheese and sesame seeds.

Each serving about 400 calories.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah W. January 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm

sounds fabulous!


2 Patricia January 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Looks delicious. Plan to try it. Looks like sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds.


3 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) January 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm

i agree with patricia, looks awfully like sunflower seeds-but still fantastic!


4 Candice January 20, 2009 at 10:54 pm

You always come up with the most creative dishes 😀 Those are sesame seeds? They look a lot like sunflower seeds to me.


5 Petra B January 20, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Oh yum, this looks increadible! Will definatly be trying it out, I cannot wait.


6 Kath January 21, 2009 at 5:47 am

Fixed it! Thanks guys. I ALWAYS mix them up!!


7 Stephanie October 17, 2009 at 9:05 am

Just wondering–do you think this would reheat well? I was going to make a big batch (but save the feta until I served it) but I wasn’t sure how well the greens would hold up….


8 Kath October 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Because the greens are cooked, they should re-heat fine.



9 KatieTX September 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Hey Kath. I just bought quinoa and swiss chard, do you think this recipe could work with swiss (rainbow) chard instead of mustard greens? I have all these ingredients and think I will give this a try!


10 Kath September 10, 2010 at 7:43 am

Yeah, definitely


11 Nicole June 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I just made this for a CSA potluck and the response was overwhelmingly positive! I thought the flavors were so fresh and delicious. Thanks for a great combination!


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