Quinoa is loaded with healthy fiber and antioxidants. In fact, according to a Harvard study, eating a bowl of quinoa every day could significantly lower the risk of early death from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and respiratory illness.

That's good news. Better news? These top-rated quinoa recipes have you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert. They'll make your long life delicious.

"A very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice." - 3LIONCUBS

Quinoa and Black Beans
Quinoa and Black Beans | Photo by CountryGirl Gourmet

"Sweet blueberries and tart lemon pair well in this alternative to oatmeal. High in protein and fiber, quinoa is a great start to your day!" - LilSnoo

"This version of turkey meatloaf has a great texture and a surprisingly good flavor. The secret is the quinoa, which adds wonderful texture and is much nuttier than breadcrumbs." - Drew


"A seriously amazing and fresh salad; the epitome of healthy and nutrition-packed. I served this over fresh baby kale with balsamic dressing on the side." - t_jones

"Serve this versatile salad warm in tortillas or as a filling for tacos and burritos." - SnuzzleMonkey

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad
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"Everything you need for a very healthy meal in one dish! Substitute barley for the brown rice if desired. Turtle beans can be substituted for kidney beans." - Rita

"A healthy alternative for dessert...or breakfast." - Paula DiBacco

Blueberry Quinoa with Lemon Glaze
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"Move over Zatarain's, this is healthier and tastier." - Jessica Collin

"Make a simple pilaf a quick meal by adding shredded chicken." - thomlynn61601

1044837 Quinoa Pilaf with Shredded Chicken 169590 Occasional Cooker
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"Something old, something new! This quick, new-age chili has become quite the favorite in our house!" - ciao bella

"A meal in itself-- it contains a good fat (olive oil), green vegetables (broccoli), a whole grain (quinoa), and a protein source (garbanzo beans)! It's also vegan." - jjane123


"These vegetarian burgers are delicious! Even carnivores will be impressed. Serve on whole-wheat buns with garlic-lemon mayonnaise, fresh raw spinach, sliced tomato, and caramelized onions!" - DownHomeCitySisters

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
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"A light curry flavor makes delicious quinoa a great side dish for a multitude of main courses." - A.F.

"I love this recipe! I've started adding extra veggies, like zucchini or fresh tomato, and it's even more amazing!" - eLLie

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"I love the unique way of cooking the quinoa and the great combinations of the flavors." - Alison

Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad
Try this recipe: Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad | Photo by Clarisa

"Savory bites equally excellent hot or cold. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner." - Laka kuharica


"Serve this cold salad as a delicious summer side to your favorite grilled meat or try it alone as a great light lunch. It's a nice, healthy alternative to pasta and rice!" - suzyk