Published by Melinda McKee.

If any food deserves the title of “superfood,” it’s quinoa. Not only is quinoa high in protein, calcium, iron, and fiber, it’s also gluten-free! Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wah, is versatile and easy to make, and it contains omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy heart. If you are a quinoa fan or are just looking to add this superfood to your diet, here are some of our favorite recipes!

1. Colorful Veggie and Quinoa Salad

Proving the versatility of quinoa, this recipe is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds.

2. Cajun Quinoa Cakes With Lemon-Dill-Sriracha Remoulade

If you’re in the mood for something savory and spicy, try this delectable dish, which can be fried or baked.

3. Lentil-Quinoa Salad

Get a hearty serving of fiber and protein with this dish. Be sure to make plenty for leftovers!

4. Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

This vegan twist on the Mediterranean classic will surely have you asking for seconds and thirds.

5. Confetti Quinoa

Here’s another colorful, satisfying entrée that’s chock full of nutrients.

6. Middle Eastern Quinoa

When you’re in the mood for something a little different, these flavors will be sure to satisfy. Always on the go? No problemo. VegReady’s quinoa-based meals arrive ready to eat—with no refrigeration, no prep, no cooking, and no heating needed. Every scrumptious option is packed with nutrients that your body needs and free of added sugar and preservatives that it doesn’t. And since the company is a PETA Business Friend, you’ll be supporting PETA’s vital work for animals with every meal. We’ll raise a fork to that!

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