In the past several years, chefs have taken quinoa from hippie to haute. Here are nine fantastic riffs.
1. With shaved raw veggies
For an elegant take on quinoa salad, California chef Jeremy Fox thinly slices root vegetables on a mandoline, then chills them in an ice water bath until crisp. He then serves the wisps over lemony quinoa.
2. A vegetarian supersalad
Black beans and a spicy, smoky dressing come together with quinoa in a salad from Boston chef Ken Oringer that’s hard to stop eating. It can stand on its own as a meatless lunch.