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Vegan Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Toasting the grain before it simmers isn't essential, but it does add a pleasant nuttiness to the flavor of this vegan quinoa salad. Mix and match whatever fresh herbs and veggies you have on hand. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Smoky Quinoa with Mushrooms

3 reviews

Add quinoa cooked with smoked paprika to your list of top sides. To warm the spinach leaves, quickly saute if...


Warm Squash & Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Whenever I see butternut squash at the supermarket, I buy one. It's amazing tossed with earthy quinoa, Italian spices and...


Strawberry-Quinoa Spinach Salad

We make quinoa with spinach and strawberries year-round, but it's most fun when we go to the farmers market to...


Hearty Quinoa & Corn Chowder

14 reviews

My grandmother lived in the Appalachian Mountains and always served straight-from-the-garden corn and beans. I updated her dish with quinoa...

California Quinoa

10 reviews

I’m always changing this salad up. Here I used tomato, zucchini and olives for a Greek-inspired salad. Try adding a...


Garden Quinoa Salad

5 reviews

This recipe is special to me because it’s delicious as well as healthful. Serve it hot or cold, and enjoy...

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

20 reviews

Even picky eaters will love this protein-packed dish. If you have freshly shelled peas on hand, substitute them for the...


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Black Bean & Corn Quinoa

18 reviews

Some vegan quinoa recipes are boring, but this one definitely isn't. My daughter’s college asked parents for the best quinoa...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...


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Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

8 reviews

“These peppers stuffed with quinoa taste yummy,” Anna Engle proclaims from Streetsboro, Ohio. “My family and I enjoy them regularly,...

Quinoa Squash Pilaf

13 reviews

“This is a wonderful recipe with different flavors and plenty of good-for-you ingredients,” Annette Spiegler promises from Arlington Heights, Illinois.


Quinoa Vegetable Salad

1 review

Protein-rich quinoa has been called the nutritional supergrain. Its light and crunchy texture makes it terrific in salads, like this...


Broccoli Cheeseburgers with Spicy Sweet Potatoes

3 reviews

These faux burgers are so packed with flavor that nobody notices they're also packed with protein, fiber and vitamins. —Pamela...


Quinoa Wilted Spinach Salad

20 reviews

Get all the nutritious benefits of quinoa, spinach and cranberries paired with the crunchy texture of nuts in this easy...


Kale Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Here's a holiday side dish you can feel good about serving. Kale packs a mighty punch of vitamins, while quinoa...

Quinoa & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

5 reviews

If you're thinking about a meatless meal, give these no-fuss peppers a try. They come together with just a few...


Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

4 reviews

My colorful “boats” with quinoa, garbanzo beans and pumpkin seeds use delicata squash, a winter squash with edible skin that’s...


Spicy Orange Quinoa

A creative way to serve the super grain quinoa, this recipe combines the flavors of citrus, crunchy Brazil nuts, vegetables,...