Caprese Quinoa Bake


Cheese tip: look for low moisture fresh mozzarella in your grocery store. It’ll stay more firm, and release less water.

If you’re intimidated by cooking grains, check out our article on how to cook quinoa. All will be explained.

1 1/3 c. white quinoa
4 large red tomatoes
2 c. fresh spinach, tightly packed
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 (16-oz.) ball fresh mozzarella
1/4 c. thinly sliced basil, for garnish
1/2 c. Swanson Chicken Broth

  1. Preheat to oven to 400°. Prepare quinoa according to package instructions, using chicken broth.
  2. Chop one tomato into medium pieces. Into a 9″-x-13″ baking dish, combine cooked quinoa, chopped tomato, spinach, Italian seasoning, Parmesan, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Spread into an even layer.
  3. Slice remaining tomatoes, then layer slices with mozzarella on top of the quinoa mixture. Bake until cheese is melty and slightly golden, 30 minutes. Garnish with basil before serving.

SOURCE: Delish, Lena Abraham