We've rounded up 20 flavorful quinoa salads, perfect for hearty lunches or dinnertime sides.
Quinoa is a fluffy, gluten-free grain that works beautifully in pilafs and delicate salads. To keep the grains from getting too mushy, try a ratio of 1 cup quinoa to 1¼ cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 to 14 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Yield: about 3 cups cooked quinoa. Per cooked cup: 220 calories, 8g protein, 5g fiber.
First up is our Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Steak. We love the chipotle-rubbed sirloin, but this salad is a wonderful use for any leftover steak.
View Recipe: Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Steak