Cooking with Quinoa: 29 Recipes
High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 29 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.
First up, Quinoa Tabbouleh. Traditionally made with bulgar, our version of the Middle Eastern salad features quinoa along with other traditional ingredients: fresh herbs, tomato, and cucumber.
This quinoa salad with artichoke hearts, fresh thyme and parsley, and lemon zest is elegant enough for company, yet quick enough for weeknight dinners.
View Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Artichokes and Parsley
Cooked in broth, quinoa has even more flavor. Lima beans, black beans, and tofu add extra protein and fiber to this satisfying vegetarian salad, which contains about 10 grams of protein per serving.
View Recipe: Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing
We call for dried apricots, however if apricots are in season where you live, by all means substitute fresh—about 6, coarsely chopped—in place of the dried.
View Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Pistachios
To make ahead, leave out the greens and keep the quinoa mixture covered in the refrigerator up to two days. Add spinach just before serving. To tame the heat, seed the chile or substitute chopped red bell pepper.
View Recipe: Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad with "Mole" Vinaigrette
Cooking the salmon with the skin on keeps the flesh silky and tender and bastes it with its own healthy fat. We love using a variety of heirloom cherry tomatoes—scout your farmers' markets for the best options.
The quinoa mixture is very moist but will firm up beautifully in the oven. Press firmly when shaping the cakes, and be careful when transferring to the hot baking sheet. Place directly on pan for crispier cakes, or use parchment paper for quicker cleanup.