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Servings: 4

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 12

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 28 Minutes

Ready In: 43 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups marinara
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup black or pimento stuffed olives
  • 3/4 cup red or rainbow quinoa, rinsed
  • 8 ounces quinoa spaghetti (or spaghetti)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions
  2. Drain and toss with olive oil if desired
  3. Meanwhile, spray a large saucepan with olive oil spray
  4. Add onion and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender
  5. Add quinoa, garlic, oregano, red pepper, black pepper and sea salt
  6. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly
  7. Add marinara, vegetable broth, olive, sherry and capers
  8. Bring to a simmer
  9. Cover and reduce to low
  10. Cook covered for 30 minutes
  11. Remove from heat and allow to sit covered for another 5 minutes
  12. Divide pasta among four plates
  13. Top with sauce and garnish with parsley and additional olives.

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