Quinoa is one of those foods that is so versatile that the cooking possibilities are endless. It has a nutty flavor to it, has a nice crunch, and cooks even faster than rice. Bonus: it’s high in fiber and protein, so it’s actually great for you. Here are some recipes to try that use quinoa.
1. Quinoa with Dried Cherries and Pistachios
This recipe using quinoa from Cooking Light uses dried cherries and pistachios to make a fruity and fresh side dish that can be served chilled or at room temperature.
2. Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots and Baby Spinach
This Fitness Magazine salad recipe calls for dried apricots and sliced almonds. It would be great at lunch or dinner and can be made ahead of time.
3. Quinoa Pudding
This recipe is like a healthier version of rice pudding and can be paired with your favorite dried fruit. Try it with dried strawberries, dried cranberries, or dried peaches.
4. Quinoa Pilaf with Arugula and Sun-dried Tomatoes
This quinoa dish with sun-dried tomatoes can be served as a light side or as a main dish on a bed of greens.
You can also find a variety of recipes using quinoa right sidebar of the quinoa product page.
What’s your favorite quinoa recipe?