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Mediterranean Quinoa a la Crockpot

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Mediterranean Quinoa a la Crockpot


  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes
  • 2 oz. low-fat feta cheese


  1. Place rinsed quinoa in the crockpot.
  2. Add the chicken broth, oil, sea salt and cinnamon.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  4. Before serving, wilt the spinach in the microwave for just 2-3 minutes and mix it into the quinoa.
  5. Mix in the cut up baby tomatoes along with the feta cheese and serve!

Serves: 3 or 4

Nutritional Analysis
Calories: 222
Fat:  9 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 5 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 800 mg (depending on the amount in the broth you use, it can be lower)
Protein: 11 g

Recipe provided by Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, LD, CSSD, Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services