Quinoa 5 Ways

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

Minty Quinoa Cucumber Salad Recipe

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, 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. My latest discovery has been Cocoa-Almond Baked Breakfast Quinoa. What’s yours?

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