Quinoa 5 Ways

Step out of your quinoa rut and enjoy these five recipe video tutorials.

Minty Quinoa Cucumber Salad Recipe opens in a new tab

Are you a quinoa neophyte, or the queen of quinoa? Whether you’re unsure how to pronounce it (keen-wah) or someone who uses it every day, this ancient grain is more versatile than you might think.

Even if you’ve got down our Learn to Cook Quinoa recipe opens in a new tab, there’s so much more you can do. No need to read a lengthy recipe, master five new ways to use quinoa in less than 60 seconds with these videos:

Get the recipe: Minty Quinoa Cucumber Salad  opens in a new tab

  • Whisk together lemon and lime juices, garlic and honey.

  • Add salt, pepper, red onion, English cucumber, mint and cooked quinoa.

A refreshing salad good enough to be a main dish or serve as a supporting member to your springtime grilling.

Get the recipe: Creamy Quinoa-Apple Drink opens in a new tab

  • Combine apples, soymilk, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cooked quinoa in a saucepan.

  • Simmer 5 minutes.

  • Purée until smooth.

Think of a creamy and nutritious hot apple cider!

Get the recipe: Beef and Quinoa Meatballs opens in a new tab

  • Combine ground beef, grated zucchini and carrot, onion, egg, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and cooked quinoa.

  • Shape into balls.

  • Roast at 450°F for 15 minutes.

Just add roasted spaghetti squash for a dinner slam dunk any day of the week.

Get the recipe: Quinoa Cornbread opens in a new tab

  • Whisk buttermilk and eggs.

  • Add cooked quinoa.

  • Combine corn flour, baking soda and salt.

  • Stir in quinoa mixture.

  • Pour in baking dish, sprinkle with cooked quinoa.

  • Bake 350°F for 30 minutes.

Perfect with chili or served warm with a bit of butter – you’ll love the playful crunch on top.

Get the recipe: Quinoa Vegetable Soup opens in a new tab

  • Heat oil over medium heat.

  • Cook onion and garlic 6 minutes.

  • Add tomatoes, bell pepper, turnip, beef broth, water and salt and bring to boil.

  • Cook covered 20 minutes.

  • Stir in cooked quinoa and parsley.

Colorful and filling, a soup you can feel good about eating and sharing with loved one.
There are so many delicious recipes with quinoa opens in a new tab. My latest discovery has been Cocoa-Almond Baked Breakfast Quinoa opens in a new tab. What’s yours?

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