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8 Delicious Ways to Eat Quinoa for Dinner

By JulieVR |

Photo: Gwendolyn Richards of Patent and the Pantry

Although quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has been around for centuries, it has only made its way onto North American dinner tables in the past few decades. Since then it has become popular for its nutritional qualities – it’s gluten free and high in protein, containing a full set of amino acids on its own, making it a complete protein all by itself. Actually a seed related to leafy greens such as kale, quinoa is lighter and fluffier than most whole grains, which can be dense and chewy. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few new ways to get quinoa onto your dinner table!

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Quinoa recipes

Quinoa Tabbouleh

In place of the traditional bulgur, quinoa makes a light, fluffy, high-protein tabbouleh salad! Add grilled chicken or salmon for a heartier meal in a bowl.
Patent and the Pantry has the recipe!

Looking for more quinoa recipes? Find more kid-friendly dishes for breakfast, lunch and more here!

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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  1. Keenonquinoa says:

    This looks so delicious. I never would have thought of combining the apple and ginger with the salmon, but I’m sure it all tastes lovely.

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