Quinoa enchiladas

March 2nd, 2011 by quinoadiettips Leave a reply »

Quinoa enchiladas are really wonderful. I only tasted it once but I have to confess – I’m a quinoa enchiladas addict now icon smile Quinoa enchiladas

The following enchiladas are made with spinach, black beans and tomatillo salsa. It’s delicious.

Thanks to Centered Chef we know now how to make the perfect quinoa enchiladas. You’ll need the following ingredients: (it serves 4)


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 12 ounces spinach, chopped
  • 12 ounces canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup tomatillo salsa
  • 2 ounces queso fresco, diced small
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt


  1. Bring the water to a rolling boil and season with salt.  Stir in the quinoa, remove from the stove and cover the pot. Allow the quinoa to steep until tender, approximately 10 minutes.  Fluff gently with a fork.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium.  Add the onions and a pinch of salt and sauté until the onions begin to turn translucent.  Add the garlic and cook for a minute, until it is fragrant.  Add the spinach and continue to cook until the spinach has wilted and given up most of its moisture.   Stir in the black beans and quinoa and continue to heat through and allow for everything to combine.  Remove from the heat.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Heat a dry non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Add the corn tortillas and heat through just to make them pliable. Cover the bottom of a small roasting pan with a thin layer of salsa.  Working one at a time, add a small layer of filling to the center of a tortilla.  Roll up tightly and place seam-side down into the pan. As you work, nestle the filled tortilla next to each other.  When you have filled all of them, spread a generous amount of salsa over all of the filled tortillas.
  4. Bake the enchiladas until everything has heated through and the salsa thickens, approximately 20 minutes.  Serve with

It’s a perfect dish for the family. Enjoy quinoa!
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