5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes You Can Try at Home

Quinoa is the rage right now. It’s been part of the culture of South America for quite a while, but now it’s trending all over the world for one reason: this seed has incredible potential. Believe it or not, quinoa has so many benefits that it’s a must in plant-based diets, as well as gluten-free regimes. This amazing product has a long list of benefits that vegans and health lovers adore. Some restaurants and locals offer it in great dishes. But, do you really know how to make healthy quinoa recipes at home? Here we will teach you how!

How to make quinoa

Most people fear this seed. They think it’s complicated to make and that’s not as tasty as other alternatives. One of the things that make healthy quinoa recipes amazing is the fact that the seed itself is incredibly noble. You can add a wide variety of flavors, and it will still be nutritious and fresh. Now, do you know how to make it? It’s easier than what you might think!

Quina is made like rice: add twice the amount of water per quinoa measure in a hot pan and let it cook on low heat until they dry. The seeds puff up a bit, but you can add an extra fluff by moving it with a fork. Besides, if properly cooked, your quinoa will be like a dry risotto. They are best consumed as soon as they are cooked, but you can still save them up in an airlocked container and save it up for up to 3 days.

Healthy quinoa recipes

Now that you know how to make quinoa, what are you waiting to make some for you? Healthy quinoa recipes don’t have to be overly complicated. And this is especially true if what you want is to have a plant-based diet. While it might seem complicated, the truth is that plant-based diets are versatile, and allow you to experience a wide array of flavors! So, why don’t you stick around and learn these 5 simple and healthy quinoa recipes to blow your mind and make your friends Insta-jealous?

Herbed quinoa risotto

1 cup of quinoa.

3 cups of water.

1/2  teaspoon of basil.

A pinch of thyme.

½ teaspoon of parsley.

A pinch of rosemary.

¼ of a cup of green peas.

¼ cup of corn, rinsed.

Salt and pepper.

Basil leaves to decorate.

Cook the quinoa along with the water, add the herbs and let cook until it dries and absorbs most of the water. Add in salt and pepper, and cook on low heat up to 25 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and then add the peas and corn. Serve hot and decorate with basil leaves.

Color stuffed tomatoes

4 tomatoes.

1 cup of cooked quinoa.

2 spoons of greek yogurt or cream cheese.

1/2  cup of corn.

1 spoonful of parsley.

½ cup of Kale.

¼ of a cup of cheese (if you eat it).

½ chopped pepper.

Olive Oil.

Salt and pepper.

Combine quinoa, corn, chopped parsley, greek yogurt or cream cheese, kale, cheese, and pepper in a pot. Stir fry, add salt and pepper and reserve. Chop the top half of the tomatoes (to create a lid) and scoop out the center. Fill the tomatoes with the quinoa mixture and put in the oven for 12 minutes over medium heat. Serve 5 minutes after taking it out of the oven.

Quinoa salad bowls

1 cup of quinoa.

½ cup of pepper.

¼ cup of parmesan cheese (if you eat it).

1 cup of chopped tomatoes.

½ cup of green peas.

1 spoonful of apple cider vinegar.

1 teaspoon of mustard.

A handful of dried berries, cranberries or raisins.

Salt and pepper.

Parsley leaves to decorate.

Combine quinoa, peppers, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, tomatoes, green peas and your preferred dry fruit. Mix vinegar and mustard, add salt and pepper. Reserve until you are serving the bowls, and add the apple cider and mustard vinaigrette. Serve it cold, preferably.

Quinoa roll ups

10 paper rice wrappers.

½ half a cup of stir-fried mushrooms, minced.

¼ cup of stir-fried potatoes, minced.

1 cup of stir-fried carrot, minced.

¼ cup of black beans.

½ cup of quinoa.

6 lettuce leaves.

3 teaspoons of peanut butter.

1 cup of Sriracha.

Salt and pepper.

Combine mushrooms, potatoes, carrot, beans, quinoa, add salt and pepper and reserve. Mix the peanut butter with sriracha, and coat the mixture gently over the 10 rice wrappers. Add a spoonful of the reserved mix and roll up. The way to do it correctly is to place the filling in the center and then fold over the lower half over the filling. Then roll up one side over and fold the top part. Do it gently as rice paper can tear easily. Close with a bit of the peanut butter mixture and serve right away!

Quinoa vegan meatballs

2 cups of quinoa.

1 cup of parmesan cheese (if you eat it).

¼ cup of onions.

1/8 cup of peppers.

¼ cup of kale.

1 cup of almond flour or breadcrumbs.

3 spoons of teriyaki sauce.

1 spoonful of mustard.

2 spoonfuls of sesame seeds.

Water.

Oil.

Salt and pepper.

Stir fry onions, peppers, and kale. Combine with quinoa and parmesan cheese, add salt and pepper, then form meatballs. Roll over almond flour or breadcrumbs, then fry in oil. Combine teriyaki sauce, mustard and a pinch of water along with half of the sesame seeds. Serve the meatballs with the teriyaki sauce and add sesame seeds to decorate.

Do you know some other recipes that you’d love to make with quinoa? Here at Almond Pro, we love to hear your experiences with plant-based eating! Share your posts with us, tag us and remember that we’re here to make you see the healthy quinoa recipes that you can make! Besides, you can use quinoa to compliment your healthy diet in combination with other delicious recipes you can make with our protein and flour, 100% made out of almonds!

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