Quinoa with Swiss Chard, Garlic & Tomatoes


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup stems, finely chopped (about 4-6 stalks)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Swiss chard leaves, roughly chopped
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese



  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside on a serving platter.
  2. In a large saute pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil.
  3. Saute the Swiss chard stems and shallots until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and saute until they have lost their firmness.
  4. Add the garlic and Swiss chard leaves and continue to saute until the leaves have softened.
  5. Remove from heat and slide on top of the cooked quinoa and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top.