11 Easy and Healthy Quinoa Recipes for Busy Weeknights
Quinoa is a great source of protein, fibre, and iron, making it a beneficial grain option for all, but especially for vegetarians and vegans. Pair it with veggies, spices, and protein, and you have a healthy, delicious dinner. Here, we've rounded up our favourite quick and easy quinoa recipes that are perfect for weeknights when time is of the essence.
Tahini Beet Green Bowl
Packed with fibre-rich carbs, energizing protein and satiating fats, this bowl is as nourishing as it looks.
Recipe: Tahini Beet Green Bowl
Roasted Salmon and Squash with Tricolour Quinoa
This brightly-coloured dish featured salmon and squash and is rich in beta carotene and omega 3s.
Butter-Free Mushroom Quinoa Risotto
This risotto gets a boost of fibre and protein by swapping arborio rice for quinoa.
Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Bowl With Pulled Chicken
This quinoa bowl is like a burrito bowl, but full of nutrient-packed ingredients.
Creamy Mushroom and Quinoa Salad
This creamy salad makes a wonderful side dish in the winter. Serve it alongside a roast chicken for a hearty, healthy dinner.
Recipe: Creamy Mushroom and Quinoa Salad
Quinoa and Cranberry Salad
Featuring dried cranberries, nuts and beans, this filling salad makes a nutritious side dish. Make an extra serving to bring for lunch tomorrow.
Recipe: Quinoa and Cranberry Salad
Quinoa and Chickpea Salad
With chickpeas and cherry tomatoes, and tossed in a honey and lime vinaigrette, this quinoa salad makes a tasty, hearty dish.
Recipe: Quinoa and Chickpea Salad
Quinoa and Black-Eyed Pea Salad With Tahini-Lemon Dressing
Healthiest Slow-Cooker Quinoa Cabbage Rolls
This slow-cooker recipe updates a comfort-food classic by swapping white rice for protein-packed quinoa. And, the meat has been swapped for chopped mushrooms.
Vegetarian Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers
This stuffed-pepper recipe is packed with iron. Make ahead of time and freeze for a healthy dinner that can conveniently be de-frosted, re-heated, and served any day.