We love quinoa. It's such a nutritious little grain, and thanks to our supplier Hodmedod, eating it supports British farmers rather than taking an essential food source away from communities in Peru. We often use it as a substitute for rice, or in salads but there are lots of ways to eat quinoa, even for breakfast!
We got lost in a quinoa rabbit hole on Pinterest, here are some of the best recipe ideas we dug out. All are vegan or can be made vegan with an easy substitution.
Perfect for packing up in your lunch box and loaded with nutrients, this would make a deliciously healthy but filling lunch. We'd use our own cooked chickpeas instead of tinned and if you're super prepared you can even make your tortilla wraps with flour, salt, and water.
Satisfy your burrito yearnings with this nutritious loaded wrap featuring quinoa, black beans and veggies.
One pot cooking is great for simplicity and saves on washing up too. This hearty Mexican stew features many of the same ingredients as the wrap above which is a great way to save time - cook your beans and quinoa once then use in two different meals for variation
This looks like a really hearty and satisfying dish, yet is actually low in calories and full of goodness. Sub the parmesan for nutritional yeast blended with cashew pieces.
Quinoa, cannellini beans, and chickpeas come together in this dish to create a fibre and protein packed meal.
If you're bored of porridge you can use quinoa instead of oats for a protein and fibre packed start to the day. This recipe is for cinnamon and banana flavour but you can add whatever flavours you would normally to porridge. Sub dairy milk for your favourite non-dairy milk
Do you have a favourite quinoa recipe? Let us know