Quinoa: High in Fiber, Hard to Pronounce

Quinoa: High in Fiber, Hard to Pronounce
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Quinoa: High in Fiber, Hard to Pronounce

Quinoa with Latin Flavors

Cilantro, lime and scallions lend a bright finish to delicate quinoa. This versatile side pairs well with seafood, poultry or pork.

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Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad

We took the tangy fresh flavors of tabbouleh and paired them with smoky tofu and quinoa to create a main-dish salad that's perfect served on a bed of greens.

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Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots and Baby Spinach

This spicy salad with little jewels of dried apricot in the mix would be welcome at lunch or a simple weekday dinner. You can prepare the salad and dressing ahead of time.

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Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon

Quinoa, a super food from South America, is packed with protein and fiber. Toasting it gives it a slightly nutty taste, a complement to the walnuts and a foil to the lemony tarragon dressing. Try this salad over greens of any sort: fresh arugula, Boston lettuce leaves or wilted spinach.

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Turkey & Quinoa Stuffed Grape Leaves

Anything but traditional, these grape leaves are stuffed with ground turkey and quinoa flavored with bits of sun-dried tomatoes, olives, lemon zest and plenty of herbs.

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Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

This whole-grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty.

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Sesame-Honey Tempeh & Quinoa Bowl

Here we toss tempeh with a honey-sesame sauce and serve it over quinoa and shredded carrots for a satisfying vegetarian meal. Serve with sesame breadsticks.

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops.

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Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole

These bean burgers will even please carnivores. The cornmeal coating gives a pleasant crunch and smoked paprika, cumin, cilantro and guacamole add Southwestern flavor.

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We know it's difficult to pronounce, but don't let that scare you away from the rich and satisfying fiber-filled taste of quinoa. Many consider it a whole grain because it can be prepared as such, but in reality quinoa falls into the seed category. Unlike whole grains, however, quinoa takes less time cook and can even be eaten by itself. It is definitely vegitarian friendly and good news to those with gluten intolerance or wheat allergies--you too, can enjoy it (though that won't make it any easier to say).

Our list of recipes mix quinoa with almost anything imaginable, ranging from dried apricots and baby spinach to edamame and tarragon. If you're looking for something with a little more kick, try our Quinoa with Latin Flavors recipe. Whether you're a quinoa newbie or the seed is a staple part of your diet, these recipes definitely make the most of this strangely named seed.

Don't worry, we weren't going to leave you hanging! Quinoa can be pronounced in two ways: "kee-NO-wah" or "KEEN-wah".

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