10 Sweet & Savory Quinoa Recipes

Food & Dining

Quinoa tastes great prepared with sweet or savory ingredients.

It is an excellent source of plant protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids. Quinoa is also gluten-free.

Quinoa can be prepared fairly quickly with little hands-on time. It can be prepared ahead of time and holds up well in the fridge, making it a great ingredient for meal prep.

1 cup of uncooked quinoa contains about: 

626 calories

24.0g of protein

10.3g of fat

109.1g of carbohydrates

11.9g of fiber

To prepare quinoa, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup quinoarinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups water

Cooking method:

  • Combine the quinoa and water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit, covered for 10 more minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.

Add any of these sweet or savory ingredients to your quinoa for a satisfying and filling meal!