Quinoa is *the* psuedograin we never get tired of incorporating into our meals. Quinoa for breakfast
? You bet! Quinoa for dinner
? It's a no-brainer. The protein-rich seed hails from Peru, where it's been a staple crop for centuries. It has a mild nutty flavor that plays well with basically any flavor combination you can dream up. These 10 recipes will make good use of your supply.
How to Cook Quinoa:
Before you start experimenting, master the basics. This simple cooking method will acquaint you with the joys of tasty, fluffy quinoa.
Strawberry Chia Quinoa Bowl:
Oatmeal gets boring for breakfast if you're eating it every day. Protein-rich quinoa is the ultimate substitute.
Citrusy Quinoa Breakfast Bake:
Keep this hearty breakfast bake in the fridge for quick morning meals all week. You can eat it cold or pop a portion in the microwave for a warm bite.
Mandarin Orange Quinoa Bowls:
Sunny segments of juicy mandarin orange will liven up your morning every time, especially when paired with a filling quinoa porridge and crunchy almond slivers.
Quinoa Poke Lettuce Cups:
Pack a lunch you can really look forward to by using a cute, lil bento box. On one side, place whole leaves of butter lettuce; on the other, marinated tuna, avocado, and quinoa.
Quinoa Cakes With Figs and Ricotta:
Quinoa patties become the vehicle for fancy bruschetta combinations. Sweet figs and creamy ricotta are accented by a fresh mint and orange salad to make this bangin' appetizer.
Herbed Quinoa Bowls:
Gluten-free dinners can be hard to dream up, but with quinoa in your corner, your quest can end before it even starts. Finely chopped herbs give your grains a green hue, and a bevy of veggies make it a rainbow of a meal.
Quinoa Flour Tortilla Tacos:
Go above and beyond with your homemade tortilla game by adding some quinoa flour to the usual mix. It adds extra protein and whole-grain goodness to your meal, so you can balance out all the cheese and sour cream you like to load onto your tacos. Or is that just us?
2-Bite Quinoa Kale Pockets:
Tabouli is given a makeover with the addition of quinoa and kale in this recipe. Stuff it into mini pita pockets for a dainty, nourishing appetizer or snack.
Find more hearty whole grain recipes on Pinterest.
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