5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

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 TilapiaClick here for the recipe.

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

Apricot Cilantro Quinoa PilafClick here for the recipe.

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!

Crispy Quinoa BitesClick here for the recipe.

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.

Hazelnut and Quinoa-Stuffed PeppersClick here for the recipe.

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.

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