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.
Have some quinoa! Eating whole grains could reduce your risk of early death by up to 17% http://t.co/Kmm8zPv4dc— HarvardPublicHealth (@HarvardChanSPH) March 25, 2015
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
"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
"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
"Move over Zatarain's, this is healthier and tastier." - Jessica Collin
"Make a simple pilaf a quick meal by adding shredded chicken." - thomlynn61601
"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
13. Curried Quinoa
"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
"I love the unique way of cooking the quinoa and the great combinations of the flavors." - Alison
"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
Want more quinoa? Explore our collection of Quinoa Recipes. And for more on preparing quinoa, check out How to Cook Quinoa: Plus Tips, Nutrition, And More.