5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

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Eat clean with these delicious quinoa recipes
5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

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This tiny seed is a nutritional powerhouse.

Quinoa with Watercress, Pears, and Pomegranates


If you need a healthy meal that’s ready in well under a half an hour, this is your new go-to recipe. Nutty quinoa is paired with tart pomegranate seeds, juicy pears, and peppery watercress for a healthy meal. This quick salad is tossed in a mix of white-wine vinegar and pomegranate juice. Click here for the recipe.

Quinoa-Crusted Tilapia

Ali Rosen


Quinoa makes a great substitute for breadcrumbs; it’s nutty, delicious, and easy to work with. Try using it to bread fish or chicken. Click here for the recipe.

Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf

Meatless Monday


Dried apricots and toasted pumpkin seeds give this nutty quinoa pilaf lots of texture and flavor. This sweet and savory dish is so delicious you’ll probably forget it’s also good for you! Click here for the recipe.

Crispy Quinoa Bites

Amie Valpone


Perfect for a healthy meal on the go, these baked quinoa bites are cheesy and delicious. Plus, they’re loaded with flavor thanks to the Vidalia onions, minced garlic, fresh basil, and chili powder. Click here for the recipe.
 

Hazelnut and Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Meatless Monday


Stuffed peppers will never be the same. This healthy meal replaces the traditional meat and rice filling with quinoa and toasted hazelnuts for a healthier spin on baked, stuffed peppers. Click here for the recipe.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.