Quinoa Recipes

Protein-packed and full of nutrients, quinoa is one of the healthiest 'super foods' available. Find here tips on how to cook quinoa as well as delicious recipes, such as quinoa salads, soups and breakfast.

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How to Cook Quinoa

We love this diminutive grain for its gentle nutty flavor, speedy preparation time, and exceptional nutritional profile. Whether you choose white, red, black, or a rainbow blend, our basic recipe turns out perfectly cooked quinoa every time.

Breakfast Quinoa

Rating: 3.51 stars
Usually served in savory side dishes, quinoa -- a high-protein seed -- also makes a wonderful hot cereal.

Warm Quinoa and Chicken Salad

Rating: 3.62 stars
Quick-cooking quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with protein, iron, and fiber. It is also the foundation for a main-course salad with chicken and springy vegetables. This one-pan recipe comes from our book "One Pot."

Quinoa Muffins

Rating: 3.18 stars
Instead of oat or bran muffins, try these moist breakfast treats to fuel your morning. Substitute other chopped dried fruit for the raisins, if you like.

Super-Grain Soup with Watercress and Mushrooms

When cold and flu season hits, this warming Super-Grain Soup with Watercress and Mushrooms can serve as either prevention or cure. Packed to the gills with superfoods like peppery watercress, earthy mushrooms, and nutty quinoa, it'll be just what the doctor ordered.

Quinoa-and-Spinach Pilaf

Rating: 3.49 stars
This quick-cooking, whole-grain side is good with beef short ribs, grilled chicken, hamburgers.

Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

Rating: 3.3 stars
Quinoa has a wonderful nutty flavor; here it is blended in a salad with toasted almonds, bell pepper, zucchini, celery, and a lime is squeezed on top.

Quinoa Cereal

Rating: 4.05 stars
Try this instead of oatmeal some morning.

Tilapia and Quinoa with Feta and Cucumber

Rating: 3.64 stars
Protein will keep you full longer, and this recipe has two lean sources of it.

Quinoa Cakes

Rating: 3.52 stars
Start the morning off right with these pancakes made from quinoa, an ancient grain that is high in protein and dietary fiber.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Pistachios

Quinoa's a complete protein, and it will easily fill up guests who skip the turkey. If you're serving vegans, swap the feta for some nutritional yeast, which has a mild nutty, cheesy flavor.

Quinoa and Green Bean Salad

Parsley spruces up this side salad of protein-rich quinoa and crunchy green beans.

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Start Your Morning with These Delicious Breakfast Quinoa Recipes

A versatile grain-like seed that's rich in protein and other nutrients, quinoa is an easy, gluten-free alternative to other grains, and totally delicious for breakfast or brunch -- as a hot cereal, granola, in pancakes, muffins, and more.

Hearty Quinoa Salad Recipes You Can Feel Great About Eating

Packed with protein, vitamins, and fiber, quinoa is a superfood that's easy to love—especially when it's paired with fresh vegetables. These quinoa salads are sure to satisfy for lunch or dinner.

Quinoa and Almond Pilaf

Rating: 4.24 stars

Quinoa, everyone's favorite so-called "ancient" grain, gets paired with nutty almonds and fresh parsley in this simple and quick side dish.