15 Delectable Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is a top tier food. It has been considered a superfood, but I’m not really sure what that means. I don’t know who votes on these “superfoods,” but after a friend recommended a quinoa recipe, I determined quinoa is definitely a personal superfood. It’s a grand staple to keep in your pantry all the time, you can add so many amazing things with it to give it amazing flavor. I use it as a foundation to build amazing bowls for lunch.

There are a ton of reasons to love quinoa, not just the fact that it makes an amazing canvas to your culinary artistry. The health benefits are fabulous. My favorites are:

  1. High in fiber
  2. Helps with weightloss
  3. Keeps me full
  4. Lowers blood pressure
  5. High in iron
  6. Natural laxative
  7. High in protein
  8. Has essential amino acids
  9. Low fat
  10. Packed with vatimins and minerals

To prepare, have a 1:2 ratio for your seeds (yes, quinoa is a seed) and liquid. Although it is considered and is housed with the grains, it is actually a seed. I prefer to use vegetable broth as my liquid most of the time, it adds nice flavor. Water and chicken broth can also be used for those who aren’t plant based. Bring your liquid to a boil, in the meantime thourghly rinse the quinoa. These little seeds are coated with saponins which can be bitter if not washed off. Dump your quinoa in, cover, and reduce heat to low. Once your liquid is all absorbed, fluff with a fork. You can pile all sorts of delicious vegetables on top. If you need some recipe ideas, below are some of my favorites from around the internet. They’re all veg friendly but you can just omit the feta cheeses or replace chicken broth with veg broth.

1. Green Goddess Bowl from Spinach for Breakfast

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2. Greek Quinoa Buddha Bowl from Emilie Eats

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3. Superfood Quinoa Bowl from Two Raspberries

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4. Balsamic Tempeh and Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls from Simply Quinoa

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5. Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad from Not Enough Cinnamon

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6. Detox Quinoa Bowl from Two Raspberries

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7. Crispy Chickpea, Sweet Potato, and Kale Bowls with Garlic Tahini Sauce from Eat Spin Run Repeat

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8. Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad from Well Plated

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9. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad from Foodie Crush

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10. Best Ever Quinoa Chili from Kim’s Cravings

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11. Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Soup from Avocado Pesto

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12. Easy Almond Apple Quinoa Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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13. Quinoa Taco Bowls from Lemon Tree Dwelling

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14. Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from Port and Fin

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15. Red Quinoa with Roasted Squash, Cranberries, and Pecans from Gluten-Free Goddess Recipes

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