Healthy Quinoa Recipes That You'll Love

I created this salad to thank my son's teachers, who always go above and beyond for their students. It is hearty, earthy, sweet, and full of good stuff.

Summer Salad by the Lake

This zesty, nutty quinoa salad is perfect for dinner. —Jean Greenfield, San Anselmo, California

Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

I made this healthy pear breakfast bake for Sunday brunch because my husband and I like quinoa. It is a difference from oatmeal.

Quinoa-Pear Breakfast Bake

The quinoa gives these easy burgers a hearty texture, and pan-frying them adds a perfect crunch. The mixture freezes well, so make it ahead of time. Enjoy! —Beth Klein, Arlington, Virginia

Cumin Quinoa Patties

Kale has a lot of vitamins, while quinoa has a lot of protein. Best of all, this kale quinoa salad tastes great! —Lisa Warren, Washington, DC

Kale Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is gluten-free, which is good for people with food allergies like my daughter, and I love fresh ripe figs in season. Enjoy this parfait for breakfast or dessert.

Quinoa, Fresh Fig and Honey-Balsamic Parfait

Toasting the grain before simmering adds nuttiness to this healthful vegan quinoa salad. Use whatever fresh herbs and veggies you have on hand.

Vegan Quinoa Salad

Its name may appeal to an athlete in training, but this healthy meal has enough flavor for everyone. We use crunchy cucumber slices for dippers.

Skinny Quinoa Veggie Dip

I love a BLT with sliced avocado and an egg. Trying out healthy quinoa bowls, I thought the tastes of my favorite sandwich would work nicely. My family agreed! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant

BLT Quinoa Bowls

My daughter and daughter-in-law introduced me to quinoa, so I made these apple-cinnamon pancakes. The short cooking time keeps the shredded apple crunchy, which complements the chewy quinoa.

Apple-Cinnamon Quinoa Pancakes

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