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.
Eating quinoa is a great way for vegetarians to get protein. Jeremy Fox tosses nutty-tasting quinoa with crunchy shaved vegetables for a refreshing salad loaded with vitamins and minerals.