Servings: 6

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 3

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 41 Minutes

Ready In: 56 Minutes


  • 1 15-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or basil, chopped (basil goes better with capers!)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ cup vegetable broth


  1. Spray oil in a large sauce pan and heat to medium
  2. Add onion and cook for eight minutes, until tender
  3. Add paprika and garlic and cook for 30 seconds
  4. Add quinoa and cook for two minutes.Add tomatoes and broth and bring to a simmer
  5. (Resist the urge to add more liquid – I did at the last minute despite the fact it wasn’t the way I had written the recipe and it was a mistake
  6. ) Reduce heat to low and cover
  7. Cook for 30 minutes
  8. Add capers and cook for two more minutes.Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes
  9. Add basil or cilantro and serve warm.

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