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Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is a hot food trend, and for good reason: It's hearty, it's full of protein and fiber, and it makes a wonderful alternative to rice. Try one of our favorite dishes -- including quinoa salad recipes, quinoa chicken dishes, and more -- featuring this nutritious ancient grain. Plus, check out our video for how to cook quinoa perfectly every time.


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    • Quinoa-Nectarine Gazpacho with Crispy Spiced Tortilla Strips

      Enjoy fresh summer flavors in this gazpacho with added protein and fiber from quinoa and a juicy boost from ripe summer fruit. This quinoa recipe is a new summer staple.

    • Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Cashews

      Quinoa, an ancient grain that's packed with nutrients, picks up hints of ginger, lime, garlic, and sweet cherries in this beautiful quinoa salad recipe.

    • Greek Lentil-Quinoa Casserole

      All of your favorite Greek flavors -- feta, oregano, olives, and onion -- join forces with lentils and quinoa to make a comforting yet light Mediterranean dinner recipe.

    • Quinoa with Sausage and Peppers

      Ready for a stick-to-your-ribs quinoa recipe? Dive into this colorful quinoa stew that's studded with spicy Italian sausage and colorful sweet peppers.

    • Quinoa 101: Cook It Right Every Time

      Perfectly cooked quinoa is only four steps and 20 minutes away, making it one of the fastest, easiest grains to add to recipes.

    • Quinoa Salad with Slow Cooker Beets, Oranges, and Fennel

      A complex flavor profile need not take all night to create. In fact, 25 minutes of prep is all you need for this elegant quinoa recipe. Start with quinoa as a base, and add tender, earthy beets, sweet mandarin oranges, and fragrant fennel.

    • Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed Granola

      Pumpkin seeds, almonds, and oats come together in this tasty quinoa granola. It's a delicious, protein-packed snack all on its own, or try it with sliced fruit and milk or yogurt as a satisfying breakfast option.

    • Hearty Vegetable, Bacon, and Quinoa Quiche

      The key to the hearty crust in our irresistible, cheesy spinach-and-mushroom quiche? Quinoa! It adds a hearty base to a breakfast favorite.

    • Quinoa with Chicken and Artichokes

      Trying to eat better? Replace regular white rice with quinoa in your favorite dishes. Artichokes, carrots, and olives give this healthy chicken quinoa recipe a little Mediterranean flavor.

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      Red Quinoa Salad with Raspberries and Beets

      Savory, sweet, and with a hit of spice from chile peppers, this quinoa salad is great for summer picnics, barbecues, or simple dinners. Bonus: It's packed with protein!

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      Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

      It's not often the words "healthy" and "cupcakes" are used in the same sentence. So what's the secret? Quinoa, applesauce, and zucchini bring a healthy twist to these tasty cupcakes.

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      Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

      If you're looking for a fresh dinner idea, try this healthy quinoa recipe. It's loaded with veggies and can be made ahead of time and chilled for up to 24 hours.

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      Chimichurri Quinoa and Corn Patties

      Crispy on the outside, soft and flavorful on the inside, these vegetarian quinoa patties feature bold flavor from fresh herbs and a touch of cayenne. To save prep time, prepare the ingredients using a food processor.

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      Quinoa with Roasted Beets and Chive Vinaigrette

      Roasted beets and garlic combine with fluffy cooked quinoa and a sprinkling of chives to create a unique and hearty side dish that you'll want to keep in your recipe arsenal.

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      Chile-Quinoa Breakfast Burritos

      Dress up your morning egg with a little extra protein, thanks to salsa-sauced quinoa. A bed of green chile peppers adds even more Tex-Mex magic to your morning.

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      Greek Quinoa and Avocados

      Fresh vegetables, creamy avocados, and savory feta cheese team up with quinoa for a quick quinoa recipe that can work for a main dish or side.

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      Quinoa Toss with Chickpeas and Herbs

      Corn, beets, and fresh herbs take center stage in this easy quinoa recipe. The brightly flavored lemon dressing makes it light and refreshing.

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      Mexican Spatchcock Chicken with Quinoa Salad

      A unique pepper-and-orange marinade gives this spiced spatchcock chicken its bold flavor. Pair with a tropical mango- and black bean-studded quinoa salad for a complete (and totally delicious!) Mexican meal.

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      Chipotle Quinoa with Kale, Beans, and Chicken

      Simple cooked quinoa gets a jolt of heat from chipotle pepper and a fresh burst from cilantro. A fresh kale and bean salad and adobo-rubbed chicken round out this healthy quinoa recipe.

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      Strawberries-and-Cream Quinoa

      Start your day with a protein-packed bowl of sweet and creamy quinoa. You can use any berry that you have on hand, though strawberries complement nutty quinoa especially well.

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      Quinoa Salad with Squash and Mint

      If you want an easy quinoa salad that's loaded with bright flavor, this one's for you. Summer squash and mint lend a little lightness to this hearty grain recipe.

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      Quinoa Salad with Seared Tuna

      This simple quinoa salad is tossed with a honey, lemon, and oregano dressing and topped with thinly sliced tuna steaks. As healthy dinners go, this quinoa recipe is a must-try.

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      Recipes with Chia Seeds

      Chia is a nutty, ancient grain packed with fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. And adding chia seeds to your daily meal plan is easier than you think. Incorporate the trendy, good-for-you seed into your diet by sprinkling it into some of your favorite foods -- including baked goods, fresh salads, fruity smoothies, and more.
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