Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is a hot food trend for good reason: It's hearty, full of protein and fiber, and 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 and Butternut Bowl

    Maple syrup and cinnamon make this quinoa bowl work for breakfast. Squash and fresh herbs make the recipe work for lunch or dinner. We say eat it whenever the heck you want, it's always delicious!

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    Quinoa-Nectarine Gazpacho with Crispy Spiced Tortilla Strips

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

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    Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries and Cashews

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

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    Salmon and Quinoa Cake Benedict

    Eggs Benedict is not usually a very healthy recipe choice. But by swapping out the bread for nutrition-packed quinoa and lightening the classically heavy sauce, you get a healthy quinoa breakfast. Smoked salmon adds a bit of decadence to your breakfast recipe, too.

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    Lunchtime Quinoa Salad

    Make this six-ingredient lunch recipe the night before to pop in your bag to take to work. Or enjoy the quinoa recipe right away.

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    Mediterranean Quinoa Fried Rice

    With this veggie-packed quinoa recipe, you'll instantly feel like a healthy eater. Four veggies and nutritious quinoa fuel you with all the healthy things! Kalamata olilves and feta add bold flavors and a feeling of indulgence to the dish.

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    Mixed Berry Breakfast Quinoa

    Slow cooker breakfast recipes are a favorite. This one is loaded with nutrition from berries and quinoa for 6 g of fiber and 7 g protein.

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    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.

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    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 and brunch favorite.

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    Quinoa with Sausage and Peppers

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 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.

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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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