Food Friday: Quinoa Recipes

I haven’t done a Food Friday post in a few months, and I thought I’d share one of my favorite things – Quinoa! It’s been very popular the past few years and there are so many versatile recipes and uses for Quinoa.

does a better job at explaining the benefits of Quinoa and shares a basic recipe as well.
Basic Quinoa Recipe SkinnyTaste
Another recipe from Gina @ SkinnyTaste
Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa, and Mango Medley - SkinnyTaste
shared a recipe from Glam Hungry Mom for a BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad
BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad - ABPetite and Glam Hungry Mom

Have you ever tried Quinoa? If so, what are some of your favorite recipes? 

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  • Reply Tabitha 09/08 at 1:43 am

    I have it twice a week for dinner just a big plain massive bowl of it!
    I could live on the stuff.

    • Reply juliefromchicago 09/08 at 6:33 pm

      It’s such a versatile grain, I’ve even seen recipes for Chocolate Quinoa Mousse – which seems interesting!

  • Reply Miramar 09/10 at 10:36 pm

    Try this one…it has become a favorite in our house especially after I started using the multicolored quinoa.
    Cooked quinoa – 1 cup
    Cooked beans, corn – 1 cup
    Chopped fresh tomatoes – 1 cup
    Chopped onions (white or red) – 1/2 cup
    Crushed fresh garlic – 2 cloves
    Lots of chopped cilantro.
    Mix everything together, can add salt and if you have taco seasoning add a little of that.
    In a separate bowl mix olive oil, lime lemon juice, cumin powder, salt to taste mix well and add this to the above bowl.
    Serve with warm tortilla ( can add fish/grilled chicken to make healthy burrito).

    • Reply juliefromchicago 09/11 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks for sharing Miramar! This sounds delicious – I’m adding this to my must try list!

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