Fast & Healthy: Seven Quinoa Recipes

When we're busy and famished and need to make a fast, healthy dinner, we turn to quinoa. Though great on its own, the easy-to-cook super seed can also be combined with nuts, herbs, vegetables, or protein for a flavorful and nutritious side or main dish. Here are seven quick and colorful quinoa recipes to take us from summer to fall, with ingredients ranging from cucumbers to butternut squash.

TOP ROW
1 Quinoa with Herbs and Mixed Olives, from Rachael Ray

2 Butternut Squash Chilli with Quinoa, from Olive Magazine

3 Quinoa Salad with Grapes, from The Kitchn

4 Red Quinoa, Feta & Spinach Salad, from Olive Magazine

5 Tofu, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry with Quinoa, from Cooking Light

BOTTOM ROW
6 Lemon-Scented Quinoa, from Gourmet

7 Quinoa with Mango and Curried Yogurt, from Gourmet

Related: How to Cook Quinoa

(Images: Stephen Scott Gross/Every Day with Rachael Ray, Olive Magazine, Gregory Han, Olive Magazine, Randy Mayor, Lydia DeGaris-Pursell/Cooking Light, Romulo Yanes/Gourmet, Rita Maas/Gourmet)

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Emily Ho is a Los Angeles-based writer, recipe developer, and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. She is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and Food Swap Network. Learn more at Roots & Marvel

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