11 Hearty Recipes to Use Quinoa for Dinner
You know what we absolutely love about quinoa? It’s a versatile, gluten-free option that can be eaten any time of day, not to mention it's pure protein. It makes eating healthy a lot simpler as it usually acts as a substitute for starches, especially in the comfort foods you grew up on. Need a little inspiration? Click through for 11 filling (and delicious) quinoa recipes.
Quinoa Corn Chowder: Warm up this winter with a hearty bowl of soup that's packed with enough veggies, beans, and quinoa to leave your family feeling satisfied for hours. Translation: More time to play in the snow. (via The Recipe Rebel)
Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Just look at those orange beauties bursting with spice from cumin, coriander, and paprika. We can’t possibly forget about that Southwestern-style medley of vegetables. (via Cooking Classy)
Sesame Ginger Sweet Teriyaki Salmon With Garlic Quinoa Stir Fry: Try not to be a total sucker for a flaky piece of salmon marinated with spicy and sweet sauce on a bed of vegetables. (via Ambitious Kitchen)
Loaded Veggie Quinoa Pasta: Quinoa might be small in comparison to the mini pasta shells, but they add mighty texture and protein to this vegan bowl tossed with squash, almonds, and a homemade vinaigrette. (via Wendy Polisi)
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers: Stuffed bell peppers might be the most underrated meal option there is. Stuff them with quinoa, beans, corn, and crumbles of feta cheese if you know what's good for you. (via Damn Delicious)
Quinoa With Sausage and Brussels Sprouts: Remember those days when you used to push Brussels sprouts to the edges of your plate? Those days are long gone with this dish that simmers sausage, quinoa, and tomatoes together. (via The Weary Chef)
Lazy Girl Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas: Things are about to get spicy with this enchilada casserole with homemade sauce that's sooo easy to make. (via Pinch of Yum)
Quinoa Taco Meat: To all our bona fide carne taco lovers: Try this nine-ingredient taco starring crunchy baked quinoa. (via Minimalist Baker)
Indian Quinoa and Chickpea Stir Fry: Indian flavors transform this stir fry into a spice-packed one-pan meal. (via Eat Healthy Eat Happy)
Garlic Shrimp With Quinoa: Are we the only ones trying really hard not to face dive into the screen? Look at those bright lemon crescents nuzzling succulent shrimp surrounded by a sea of sauce-laden quinoa. We’re not drooling; you are. (via Well Plated )
Vegan Tumeric Quinoa Power Bowls: You’ll be able to power through your evening workload with ease and still have energy to crush it in the gym after chowing down on this bowl. (via Jar of Lemons)
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Yasmein James is a food writer living in New Jersey, but her heart’s on the other end of The Lincoln Tunnel. When she isn’t writing, you can find her eating her way to the most authentic ethnic restaurants in her travels. And writing all about it on her lifestyle blog, She’s Facing Freedom.