Fun Facts About Quinoa

  • Quinoa is pronounced Keen-wah
  • Quinoa looks like rice but its actually a seed
  • It is considered a protein
  • Quinoa should be washed before use
  • It tastes better cooked
  • Quinoa is available in a variety of colors
  • NASA has considered quinoa an ideal food for long space durations

Why is Quinoa so popular?

Quinoa became popular because of its health value. Quinoa is actually more healthier than rice providing twice the protein and it will fill you up faster.

Is Quinoa good for weight loss?

Quinoa is high in fiber and protein. They have been linked to healthy weight loss and also to improve your health

Below are my favorite Quinoa Salad recipes

22. Inspired Taste : Quinoa Salad 

Quinoa salad with veggies, chickpeas, and dried fruit
Inspired Taste

21. Allrecipes : Zesty Quinoa Salad 

20. Once Upon A Chef : Thai Quinoa Salad 

Once Upon A Chef

19. Gimme Some Oven : Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Love this Cucumber Quinoa Salad! It's super easy to make ahead of time, it's naturally gluten-free, and it's made with lots of fresh cucumber, feta, basil, red onion, and a simple lemon Italian vinaigrette. Perfect as a side or main dish! | gimmesomeoven.com
Gimme Some Oven

18. The Kitchn : Quinoa Salad

17. Food and Wine : Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese

16. Cookie and Kate : Best Quinoa Salad

best quinoa salad recipe
Food And Wine

15. Feasting Home : Chickpea Quinoa Salad

14. Foodness Gracious : Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese

Healthy Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese
Foodness Gracious

13. Food 52 : Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple and Dried Cherries

12. Pinch of Yum : Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad 

Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad in a bowl with a wooden spoon
Pinch Of Yum

11. Health Nut Nutrition : Watermelon Cucumber Quinoa Salad

The prettiest Watermelon Cucumber & Quinoa Summer Salad. GF
Health Nutrition

10. Well Plated : Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Maple Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Cranberries. A healthy, gluten free recipe filled with fall flavors. Easy, filling and perfect for make ahead lunches and dinners! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated
Well Plated

9. Recipe Runner : Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Salad in wooden bowl with serving spoons. Small bowl of vinaigrette and a dish towel behind the salad.
Recipe Runner

8. Peas and Crayons : Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts

Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts :: hands-down one of my favorite healthy salad recipes!
Peas And Crayons

7. Ambitious Kitchen : Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

chickpea quinoa salad in a bowl with a spoon
Ambitious Kitchen

6. Spend With Pennies : Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Quinoa Salad in a bowl with serving spoons
Spend With Pennies

5. Inspired Taste : Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad
Inspired Taste

4. Fit Mitten Kitchen : Southwest Quinoa Salad

avocados black beans quinoa and other veggies in a white bowl topped with cilantro
Fit Mitten Kitchen

3. Ambitous Kitchen : Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Salad with Honey Orange Dressing 

Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing
Ambitious Kitchen

2. The Healthy Maven : Watermelon Feta and Mint Quinoa Salad

The Healthy Maven

1 Little Broken : Quinoa Salad with Spinach and Feta 

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Little Broken

 

 

 

 

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