The mild flavor of quinoa makes it ideal for pilafs, soups and salads, and it takes very little time to prepare. It’s a nutritious alternative to couscous and white rice in many recipes. Quinoa is a wonderful source of complete protein and a good source of dietary fiber. Naturally gluten free, this powerful little grain is especially ideal for those following a gluten free, vegan or vegetarian diet.
Why bring a boring side to your next potluck? Mix quinoa with dried fruits, nuts and spices for a sweeter take. Or toss in some black olives, feta cheese, cucumber and cherry tomatoes for a delicious twist on a Greek salad!