Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Quinoa

Quinoa is a delicious, nutty seed that's a complete protein on it's own, making it a favorite for vegetarians and carnivores alike. The possibilities for quinoa (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert) are almost endless, and we've come up with a few recipes to get your creativity going in the kitchen.

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Simple to cook, quinoa is everyone's favorite non-meat protein and gluten-free grain, which makes it the perfect choice for this week's SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with delicious quinoa recipes and here are some of the highlights:

  • Dan Zehr of Platter Talk¬†amps up the flavor of quinoa with stock and wine for his quinoa and kale-stuffed squash.
  • Anna Voloshyna of Divine Cuisine¬†brings us a simple tofu stir-fry served over a bed of quinoa for a protein-packed, quick-cooking meal.
  • This week's winner comes from Simi at Turmeric n Spice, who brings us kofta, crispy quinoa and potato balls, in a rich tomato curry.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Loaded Sweet Potatosweet potato into a full meal

Turn a with spinach, corn quinoa, and black beans. Click here to see the recipe.

Crock Pot Mediterranean ChickenClick here to see the recipe.

Chicken breast and sausage cooks all day low and slow with tomatoes, peppers, olives. Serve over a bed of quinoa and brown rice.