Quinoa is the healthy wonder grain we can't get enough of—we even eat it for breakfast! Learn how to cook quinoa with over 360 recipes complete with nutrition information.

Community Picks

Quinoa Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 199
Ground chicken simmered with quinoa and diced tomatoes with green chiles.

Savory Rice and Quinoa Pilaf

Rating: 5 stars 5
Pretty, delicious, and can easily be personalized. Freeze leftovers for a quick side dish ready in minutes.

Power Salad Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 5
This hearty, power salad bowl is loaded with quinoa, beans, and egg for a vegetarian meal with great sources of protein.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.5 stars 976
This tabouli recipe is different. Instead of using bulgur like traditional tabouli, this recipe uses quinoa. It is a grain that is available at health food stores. It looks and tastes better than bulgur. My husband and I both love this and neither of us is vegetarian. It's a great meal for a hot summer day. The longer it sits the better it tastes.
Sponsored By MyPlate

Mary's Gone Crackers® Copycat

Rating: 5 stars 21
These gluten-free crackers make a delicious snack on their own or with dips and cheeses. You can add other seeds such as caraway, cumin, or nigella for different flavor profiles. Or you can experiment with dried herbs or garlic powder depending on your individual preferences.

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
Purple sweet potatoes add beautiful color to the mix in this healthy, fresh tasting, zesty salad!
By Melanie McClare

Balsamic and Herb Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Serve this cold quinoa salad with balsamic dressing as a delicious summer side to your favorite grilled meat, or try it alone as a great light lunch. I have been experimenting a lot with quinoa recently, and this is by far my favorite recipe. It's such a nice, healthy alternative to pasta and rice!

Turkey and Quinoa Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
I developed this recipe with turkey and quinoa, but have since used it successfully with just about every type of ground meat and variety of grain. The addition of grains not only adds nutritional value and keeps the texture light, but also helps those on a budget stretch a small amount of quality meat into a bigger meal. It's simple, clean, nutritious eating but will please even the pickiest of meatloaf lovers. Make extra grains and serve those alongside a green salad, steamed asparagus, or roasted vegetables. Enjoy!

Spiced Quinoa

Rating: 4.5 stars 418
This recipe combines pungent Mediterranean and Indian flavors for a quick and delicious side dish.

Garlicky Quinoa and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 175
This dish is 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. I usually have this for breakfast or lunch.
Sponsored By MyPlate

Steel-Cut Oats and Quinoa Breakfast

Rating: 5 stars 13
The best make-ahead breakfast! Full of fiber and protein will keep you full all morning. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week.
By AnneP

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Cook Quinoa
Quick-cooking quinoa - nutritious and delicious! Learn more about quinoa nutrition and the different types available, and get tips for how to cook it.
Quinoa Vegetable Salad
Rating: Unrated 151
"This is a wonderful dish—light and very tasty! My four kids (ages 2 to 7) ate it up and asked for more!" – JANELLECOLE