Cooking with Quinoa: 9 Fresh Dinner Ideas

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grilled green bean salad with quinoa and lentils
Photo: The Naked South

What's not to love about this versatile grain? It's perfect as a side and in salads, soups or savory pies. From a vegan lentil quinoa and sweet potato shepherd's pie perfect for the last days of winter to an onion and quinoa soup that stars early spring asparagus, these recipes will have you eating all of the quinoa.

 

Caprese Quinoa Bake

This twist on a classic baked ziti replaces pasta with quinoa and bumps up the vegetable quota. An indulgence you can feel good about.

Lemony Quinoa Cakes

Adapted from Super Natural Everyday by Heidi Swanson

Simple Honey Sunflower Quinoa Bowl

Simple Honey Sunflower Quinoa Bowl by The Healthy Apple
This is a simple and quick quinoa recipe that can be whipped up on a Sunday night and served for lunch the next day. You can also use leftovers for dinner in tacos or fajitas with organic chicken and...

Grilled Green Bean Salad with Quinoa and Lentils

Grilled Green Bean Salad with Quinoa and Lentils
This recipe revives green beans with a smoky, sweet, and earthy spice mixture influenced by Middle Eastern cooking. Bye-bye, boring green beans -- this dish reminds us how zesty green beans can be.

Spring Onion and Quinoa Soup with Roasted Asparagus

Spring onion and quinoa soup
"This soup is everything I want from a spring meal."

Red Quinoa and Buckwheat Grain Bowl

Red Quinoa and Buckwheat Grain Bowl
Perfect for a chilly night, this dish takes advantage of seasonal sweet potatoes.

Vegan Broccoli and Quinoa Bites

Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Bites
"I don’t know any other food that can claim to be crunchy and fluffy in equal measures but quinoa manages to pull it off." 
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