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.

Staff Picks

Warm Quinoa and Chicken Salad

Rating: 3.62 stars 13
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."

Breakfast Quinoa

Rating: 3.51 stars 1228
Usually served in savory side dishes, quinoa -- a high-protein seed -- also makes a wonderful hot cereal.

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.

Lemony Quinoa-and-Spinach Soup

Make sure to rinse your quinoa well in cold water before using.

Quinoa Muffins

Rating: 3.18 stars 561
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.

Greek Quinoa Salad

Everything you love about the Mediterranean salad—salty feta, briny olives, juicy tomatoes, and crisp cucumbers—but heartier, thanks to the addition of nutty quinoa.

Roasted Carrots and Red Quinoa

Rating: 3.66 stars 44
Shiro miso, a Japanese soybean-rice paste, imparts a salty-sweet note to this substantial salad.

Quinoa-and-Spinach Pilaf

Rating: 3.49 stars 175
This quick-cooking, whole-grain side is good with beef short ribs, grilled chicken, hamburgers.

Quinoa Cereal

Rating: 4.05 stars 137
Try this instead of oatmeal some morning.

Pork Tenderloin with Kale Salad

In this easy and nutritious weeknight recipe, a kale salad is prepared and left to marinate in the dressing, which ensures crunchy—not tough—greens (thanks to the tenderizing effects of the olive oil). Meanwhile, a super simple pork tenderloin is seared and baked, along with earthy sweet potatoes and nutty quinoa that both are tossed into the salad before serving. 

Quinoa Cakes

Rating: 3.52 stars 280
Start the morning off right with these pancakes made from quinoa, an ancient grain that is high in protein and dietary fiber.

Inspiration and Ideas

Holiday Meatless Main Dish Recipes
There's no need for vegetarians to be excluded from the bountiful offerings of the holiday table. The recipes in this collection of vegetarian tarts, casseroles, and other meatless main dishes are so flavorful and satisfying, everyone will want to partake.
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.
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.