Searching for a dish that has just a little more of everything? Quick-cooking quinoa has you covered.

What Is It?
Often referred to as a “wonder food,” quinoa is a versatile and healthy addition to your table. It’s most often treated like a grain (in fact, it’s a seed), but, unlike grains or rice, it’s a complete protein, making it a smart choice for any meal.

Back to Basics
Cooked by itself, quinoa is just like rice, if rice had a toasty, nutty flavor and was even easier to make. Add in your favorite spices and seasonings for a super simple side.

Lemony Quinoa

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Keep It Cold
Quinoa is perfect as a cold salad. Whether you’re using up last night’s leftovers or starting a salad from scratch, a quinoa salad is a no-brainer!

Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad

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The Main Event
Want more than a simple side dish? Turn quinoa into dinner’s main event.

Quinoa and Black Beans

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