Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf
This satisfying salad is loaded with sweet and chewy dried apricots and crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds. A sprinkling of fresh cilantro is the perfect complement to the nutty quinoa and sweet fruit. Click here for the Apricot Cilantro Quinoa Pilaf recipe.
Quinoa and Tomato Salad
It’s unbelievable how much flavor you can add to plain quinoa with just four ingredients (plus salt and pepper). This easy recipe tosses the cooked quinoa with cherry tomatoes and a quick chive vinaigrette for a delicious, protein-packed meal. Click here for the Quinoa and Tomato Salad recipe.
If you love the fresh flavors of guacamole, add this Mexican-inspired quinoa salad to a hollowed out avocado and call it a meal! Cooked quinoa is combined with corn and black beans before being flavored with a smoky cumin, cilantro, and lime dressing. You can even add tomatoes and red onion to the quinoa for more color and flavor. Click here for the Mexiquinoa Salad recipe.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.