Kale and Quinoa Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 1/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 cups kale, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (I used a toaster oven instead)
  2. Cut the top portion of the head of garlic, leaving the upper portion of the cloves exposed. Place two pieces of tinfoil on top of each other, and place the garlic in the center. In a small bowl, melt 1 tsp of butter and then pour onto the garlic, rubbing it into the tops of the cloves. Package the tinfoil around it and place it on a small baking tray. Bake until the cloves are very soft about 50-60 mins.
  3. Place the walnuts onto a small pan and place them into the oven, just until lightly toasted (about 4-7 mins) Remove and set aside.
  4. In a large pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter on medium heat. Add in the mushrooms and onions and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Once cooked, add in the quinoa and chicken broth and stir well. Bring the mixture a boil and then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 25-30 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, add in the chopped kale, stir and cover for about 5 minutes until the kale begins to wilt.
    While the kale cooks, press all of the garlic cloves out of the roasted head and place them into a medium bowl, along with the remaining tsp of butter. Use a spoon to smash the butter and garlic until the garlic is evenly incorporated throughout the butter.
    Melt the butter mixture in the microwave and pour over top the quinoa. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper
    Garnish with toasted walnuts .

adapted from: foodfaithfitness.com

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