Quinoa isn’t just a trendy, delicious grain—it could also stave off death. According to a study from the Harvard Public School of Health, eating a bowl of quinoa (or another type of whole grain) every day will reduce your risk of dying early from things like cancer, diabetes or heart disease by 17 percent. Here, 11 delicious quinoa salads that could save your life and can definitely save your lunch.
1. Pesto Quinoa Salad with Bell Pepper and Cucumbers
This quick salad is made with store-bought pesto for a super-easy side dish.
2. Red Quinoa Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Apricots and Almonds
Studded with sweet dried apricots and crunchy toasted almonds, this salad is the perfect compliment to roast chicken. It also makes a great stuffing for squash.