What is a good Recipe for Quinoa Salad? Or other recipes that include Quinoa?



AntoniaJames January 23, 2012
I tested this warm quinoa salad with butternut squash, feta and cherry tomatoes. http://www.food52.com/recipes/7367_warm_red_quinoa_squash_salad It's excellent! In fact, it's addictive. I usually don't buy cherry tomatoes unless they're in season, but I made an exception for this recipe and was glad I did. ;o)
susan G. January 23, 2012
Quinoa has achieved visibility since it first became available commercially in the US in the 80's. There is an entire website devoted to quinoa -- whole, flour, flakes and pasta -- www.cookingquioa.net. I've found many good recipes and good ideas, and she covers the basics well.
Veronica,Jewell January 23, 2012
I take cooked Quinoa and mix in whatever canned beans I have on hand (rinsed and drained), grape tomatoes halved, cilantro, minced garlic, green onions, olive oil and the vinegar of your choice.
pierino January 23, 2012
Not quite a salad but served at room temperature this works fine http://www.food52.com/recipes/12055_the_red_and_the_black_roasted_red_peppers_black_quinoa_and_allioli_with_apologies_to_stendhal
rldougherty January 23, 2012
I like to make quinoa burgers. There are so yummy and tender and honestly remind me of a normal hamburger. Recipe here: http://menuinmotion.blogspot.com/2011/01/superfood-quinoa-burgers.html
This is one of my favorites: "Quinoa with Watercress, Pomegranate and Pears (and you could also substitute apples for pears if you prefer)http://franklin.wholefoodsmarketcooking.com/recipes/11657_quinoa_with_watercress_pears_and_pomegranates
And another great one is "Quinoa with Grapes, Chicken and Almonds" (and if you're veggie, just simply omit the chicken) I added orange zest to this one to give it an extra zing: http://franklin.wholefoodsmarketcooking.com/recipes/11035_quinoa_salad_with_chicken_grapes_and_almonds
I myself have to confess that I am a "Quinoaholic" :)
I like to use a blend of red and white quinoa b/c the red is a little nuttier and it adds color to the dish, and also I've found that in most cases, adding a vinegar and/or a citrus and fruit and herbs are the key to a fun and delicious quinoa salad! Have fun!
nat666 January 23, 2012
While the quinoa is cooking, roast some strips of carrot and parsnips that have a bit of olive oil and sea salt until tender. Chop am apple. Then combine quinoa, apple, carrots, parsnips and add some drained and rinsed chickpeas. Stir it all and top with toasted walnuts, sea salt and some white wine vinegar and good quality olive oil.
briecheese January 22, 2012
I make quinoa tabbouleh. I omit raisins, both kinds of onions (raw onions give me indigestion)
But this cooking light recipe is basic and delicious
hardlikearmour January 22, 2012
There are some delicious sounding ones on this site. http://www.food52.com/recipes/search?recipe_search=quinoa&c=1
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