Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale Review

Healthy, flavorful, delicious and convenient frozen quinoa from Costco!

Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale
Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale

Despite all the sweets & treats I review, my husband and I do try to eat healthy most of the time. When Norquin offered to send me a sample of their new frozen quinoa & kale I was really excited to try it because that’s the kind of product from Costco I would buy to eat on a regular basis.

We eat a lot of quinoa, I love the Kirkland Signature Quinoa Salad from Costco and I also make a recipe using ground turkey for a Mexican-style quinoa casserole.

This can be found in the freezer section at Costco and the item number is 3394008.

Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale
Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale

Taste

I know I got a free sample of this but I have to say, I truly love, love, loved it. It’s very simple, flavorful and delicious. It’s a mixture of white quinoa and red quinoa with kale, salt, pepper, olive oil and garlic.

Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale
Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale

I microwaved the bag of quinoa and it turned out really nice, hot, not at all mushy and seasoned well, a bit salty with a hint of garlic. I absolutely love that they use extra virgin olive oil and you get a slight hint of olive oil in each bite. You can’t really taste the kale but it adds a lovely green color!

Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale
Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale

This Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale from Costco isn’t full of ton of ingredients and it tastes that way, simple, wholesome, flavorful and light.

Cost

A 1.4 kg bag of Norquin Quinoa & Kale costs $11.99 Canadian. You get four smaller microwaveable bags in the large bag for that cost.

Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale Cooking Instructions
Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale Cooking Instructions

Convenience

You can choose to microwave the quinoa or cook it on the stovetop. I chose to microwave it and highly recommend using that method as it was super simple and tasted great.

The best before date is over a year from the date I received the quinoa. You could use this in a variety of ways, as a side dish, to make a quinoa salad or you could even us it as a main with extra veggies and some protein mixed in.

Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale Nutrition Information
Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale Nutrition Information

Nutrition

One cup is 180 calories, seven grams of fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, zero grams of sugar, six grams of protein and 240 mg of sodium.

Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale
Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale

The Norquin frozen quinoa from Costco honestly has one of my favorite ingredients lists I’ve ever seen on a Costco product. Short and simple with nutritious ingredients. Quinoa is gluten-free and high in protein. Kale has lots of Vitamin A and is also a good source of folate.

Scoring

Taste: 9.5/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 10/10

Overall

Must buy!

If you’re looking for a flavorful, healthy, convenient frozen side from Costco, definitely pick this one up! I’ll be repurchasing it in the future.

Would you try this? Why or why not?


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this re Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. However, I was given a free sample of this product to review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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3 thoughts on “Costco Norquin Frozen Quinoa & Kale Review”

  1. This is a really great product. Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention. The quinoa has a slight bitter taste, but the texture is on point. I like to turn it into a pilaf. I sauté onions, garlic, carrots, celery, bell pepper, zucchini, frozen corn and frozen peas. I add a bit of dried herbs to the mix including oregano, thyme, basil and Italian seasoning as well as lots of salt and pepper. As the vegetables are finishing cooking, I pop the quinoa in the microwave and then add it to the sautéed vegetables. The sweetness of the vegetables really helps overcome the slight bitterness in the quinoa. To make it into a complete meal, we will add pre-cooked chicken or ham. Really makes a nice meal.

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