Quinoa Recipes

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 enjoy recipes featuring whole quinoa, there are also other forms of quinoa available. Keep an eye out for quinoa flakes, popped/puffed quinoa as well as quinoa flour. All are delicious, interesting, and easy to incorporate into your cooking.

Heather's Quinoa

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.

Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini

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.

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas: One Sauce / Three Lunches

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas: One Sauce / Three Lunches

Lunchbox magic - a post and video about taking one favorite tomato sauce, and working it into three different lunches.

Kale Quinoa Bites

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

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

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

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

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

Quinoa Cloud Cookies

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

Quinoa Skillet Bread

Quinoa Skillet Bread

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

Tabasco & Asparagus Quinoa

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

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

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

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.

Maple Grilled Tempeh

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.

Ottolenghi Red Rice and Quinoa

Ottolenghi Red Rice and Quinoa

Ottolenghi's beautiful red rice and quinoa recipe - a substantial, color-flecked platter showcasing citrus-dressed grains punctuated by pistachios, dried apricots, and arugula.

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa

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

Delicious Big Bowl - Quinoa

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

Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad

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

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