Warm Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Warm Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

8oz package sliced mushrooms

small bag spinach

1 large tomato, diced

16oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed

black olives, drained

1c uncooked quinoa

3c water

olive oil

salt, pepper

Instructions:

Boil 3 cups of water with 1 cup of quinoa.  Reduce and cover to simmer until cooked (water is absorbed).

Over medium-high heat, saute garlic and mushrooms until becoming tender (about 3 minutes), stirring periodically to prevent burning.  Add tomato, cook for 2 more minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add spinach, folding into other vegetables.  Add olives and cook 2-3 more minutes.  Add white beans, stir.  Add quinoa, stir.  Remove from heat. Serve warm!