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Swiss Chard and Mushroom Quinoa

Swiss Chard and Mushroom Quinoa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Marissa


  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter I use grass-fed
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms sliced
  • ½ large sweet onion chopped (1 cup)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bunch swiss chard rinsed and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • grated myzithra cheese to taste


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside (to save on time, prep the other veggies while the quinoa cooks).
  • Preheat a wide saute pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and let melt.
  • Add onions and saute until soft and translucent; about five minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and saute until fragrant; one minute.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for three minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Sprinkle mushrooms with one teaspoon of salt and continue to cook for another two minutes, until the mushrooms have softened.
  • Add swiss chard and continue to cook for another five minutes, stirring to combine all the ingredients.
  • Add quinoa and remaining salt. Stir until well combined.
  • Remove from heat and add grated cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.