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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Breakfast Quinoa

Rating: 3.51 stars
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.

Quinoa-Feta Burgers

Rating: 3.38 stars
Swap in healthy quinoa and kidney beans for these patties that will have you feeling full and satisfied all day long.

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.

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."

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-Spinach Pilaf

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

Roasted Carrots and Red Quinoa

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

Quinoa Cereal

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

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.

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 and Green Bean Salad

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

Inspiration and Ideas

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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 Bowl With Tahini Dressing

This vegan, gluten-free grain bowl is packed with flavors and textures, thanks to roasted veggies, a creamy tahini dressing, and cool, crisp toppings.