Quinoa Chard Pilaf

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This simple vegan dish combines the distinctive, nutty flavor of quinoa with chard, mushrooms, and lentils. Try using rainbow chard for a colorful effect!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup canned lentils, rinsed
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed


Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute 5 minutes, until onion is tender. Mix in quinoa, lentils, and mushrooms. Pour in the broth. Cover, and cook 20 minutes.

Remove the pot from heat. Shred chard, and gently mix into the pot. Cover, and allow to sit 5 minutes, or until chard is wilted.

Prep time: 20 mins / Cooking time: 20 mins / Total time: 40 mins

Serving: 8 / Yield: 8 servings

Calories: 224.1

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