quinoa Recipes

Here we have a number of favorite quinoa recipes in one list. Quinoa [Keen-wah] is a fantastic grain to utilize in year-round cooking. It has long been celebrated as a nutritional powerhouse - protein-rich, delicious, and charmingly versatile. I use it in soups, on salads, as a base for all sorts of quinoa bowls, and tend to use it as a nutrient-packed alternative to white rice or pasta. Bonus: It freezes beautifully. If you find you like recipes featuring whole quinoa, I'd also suggest keeping an eye out for quinoa flakes, as well as quinoa flour. They're all delicious, interesting, and easy to incorporate into your cooking.

Kale Quinoa Bites recipe
Kale Quinoa Bites

Kale quinoa bites - baked with feta, edamame, and onion for my Tokyo flight. A great little nutrition-packed snack or meal when you're on the go.

Coconut Quinoa Bowl recipe
Coconut Quinoa Bowl

What you're looking at is a quirky, unique bowl of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. And the next time you have leftover quinoa (other other favorite grain) give it a try - coconut, garlic, almonds, kale, topped with salted yogurt and avocado.

Mung Yoga Bowl recipe
Mung Yoga Bowl

The kind of bowl that keeps you strong - herb-packed yogurt dolloped over a hearty bowl of mung beans and quinoa, finished with toasted nuts and a simple paprika oil.

Baked Quinoa Patties recipe
Baked Quinoa Patties

A few London pics, a look at how I packed my lunch for the flight, and the baked quinoa patties I brought along with me - dill, feta, chives, cumin, and garlic.

Quinoa with Currants, Dill, and Zucchini recipe
Quinoa with Currants, Dill, and Zucchini

Made from a quirky combination of quinoa, dill, shredded zucchini, and currants - a quinoa salad from Maria Speck's book, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals.

Quinoa Cloud Cookies recipe
Quinoa Cloud Cookies

Cookies made from toasted quinoa and wheat flours, flecked with chocolate shavings, rolled and stamped into cloud shapes.

Quinoa Skillet Bread recipe
Quinoa Skillet Bread

A rustic, minimally structured, custard-topped, crusty-edged, herb-scented corn-quinoa skillet bread.

Tabasco & Asparagus Quinoa recipe
Tabasco & Asparagus Quinoa

Some San Francisco photos along with a recipe for asparagus & quinoa, tossed in a bit of Tabasco butter, with toasted pine nuts and a touch of crème fraîche.

Double Broccoli Quinoa recipe
Double Broccoli Quinoa

This is another favorite - I cook up lots of broccoli, then puree half of it into a pesto. The other half is cut into little florets. Toss the broccoli with some quinoa, sliced avocado and a drizzle of feisty chile pepper oil, and you've got a nice meal on your hands.

Tokyo Five Grain recipe
Tokyo Five Grain

A colorful grain blend inspired by a recent trip to Japan. It features equal parts brown rice, red rice, and millet, plus some quinoa and amaranth.

Maple Syrup Scones recipe
Maple Syrup Scones

Maple syrup scones sweetened with a hint of maple syrup. Big flakes of sugar meld into a sweet, crackly top crust, and the whole wheat pastry flour makes them beautifully tender.

Heather's Quinoa recipe
Heather's Quinoa

A one-skillet quinoa recipe - quinoa, corn, chopped kale and pan-toasted tofu tossed with a big dollop of pesto and finished off with a few roasted cherry tomatoes.

Maple Grilled Tempeh recipe
Maple Grilled Tempeh

A fantastic salty-sweet grilled tempeh recipe. The marinade is made from a simple (but effective) combination of maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic and ground chipotle pepper.

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa recipe
Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

A stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa with pecans and blackberries, sweetened with agave nectar or honey.

Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini recipe
Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini

A great way to use nutritious quinoa. This quinoa and grilled zucchini recipe is tossed with a pretty, pale green cilantro-flecked avocado dressing.

Delicious Big Bowl - Quinoa recipe
Delicious Big Bowl - Quinoa

This quinoa recipe shows you how I might clean out my fridge - white quinoa, potatoes, onions, toasted nuts, and asparagus.

Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad recipe
Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad

An impromptu quinoa salad recipe made by tossing a quick tahini dressing with chickpeas, red onion, and cilantro.