This was tough! At the beginning of the week, I posted How to: Freeze Quinoa and asked you to link up your favorite quinoa recipes. Then it was my job to pick my five favorite submissions. Did I think that was going to be easy? Ha! Every single one of the recipes you submitted made me say, “Ooo, I want to try that.” Be sure to check them out.
So, I took a different approach.
Instead of just choosing the ones that I thought would taste good – because, really, they all fit into that category – I decided to show you recipes that highlight the versatility of quinoa. From breakfast to dessert, this ancient grain can do it all. Let’s get down to it.
Quinoa Recipe Round-Up
Okay, so there are seven recipes here. I just couldn’t narrow it down to five!
This innovative Savory Asian Quinoa Pancakes with Parsley-Cilantro Vinaigrette by Rachel Cooks can be served as a vegetarian entree or a side dish.
The vibrant colors of red quinoa and fresh beets in The Perfect Pantry’s Red Quinoa, Beet & Pecan Salad with Pomegranate-Orange Vinaigrette are not only eye-catching, but hint at the vitamins and minerals tucked away in this flavorful salad.
I’ve made a lot of quinoa dishes in my day, but I’ve never thought to use the tiny grain to coat chicken. Deborah of Taste and Tell show us how to do it with her Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Skinny Honey Mustard.
These No-Bake Quinoa Crumble Bars by Half Baked Harvest are exactly the sort of healthy snacks that I like to slip into my boys’ lunch boxes. Of course, the chocolate chips distract kids from the fact that there are flaxseeds and quinoa in these bars.