Quinoa is a healthy grain-like seed that's become incredibly popular with both home cooks and professional chefs. This protein- and fiber-rich ingredient has a wonderfully nutty flavor and a satisfying texture, making it a fantastic alternative to rice, couscous or any grain. Quinoa is delicious cold in a salad, served warm as a side dish or even combined with vegetables and dairy to make a spectacular and filling vegetarian main course. Food & Wine's favorite recipes for quinoa include healthy salads, crispy quinoa sliders and quinoa-stuffed poblano peppers with a deliciously smoky grilled-vegetable romesco sauce. Here, the best quinoa recipes.
To pump up the smoky flavors in this dish, Alyssa Gorelick grills both the stuffed poblanos and the vegetables for the romesco sauce. Any extra sauce is terrific with roasted or grilled potatoes or on a veggie burger.