11 Quinoa Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With This Super Food If You Haven't Already

I'll admit — I was not the biggest fan of quinoa when it became the new "super food." But with the right quinoa recipes and some outstanding flavor pairings, even quinoa skeptics will grow to love this healthy grain. While the term "super food" does get thrown around a lot, quinoa is just that. It provides a lot of delicious options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free eaters, and everyone in between, and is a versatile grain that can be used in all three meals of the day — even dessert! Here are 11 recipes to get you started.

Image: Bake Love Give 

Blueberry Almond and Amaretto Quinoa Crisp

These quinoa crisps are perfect for summer with their fresh berries — and don’t forget the ice cream! 

Image and recipe: Closet Cooking

Quinoa-Stuffed Eggplant with a Roasted Garlic Raita

Pairing eggplant and quinoa makes for a hearty — and healthy — main course. 

Image and recipe: Adventures in Cooking

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

This isn’t your mom’s casserole, that’s for sure. 

Image and recipe: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Lightened Up Cheesy Quinoa Lasagna Bake

This dish can be made vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, and it only takes around one hour to complete. A great addition to your weekly meals if you have a strict diet. 

Image and recipe: Averie Cooks

BLT Quinoa Salad

Spice up a kale and quinoa salad with some bacon and creamy caesar vinaigrette. Bacon makes everything better! 

Image and recipe: Bake Love Give 

Asian Quinoa Meatballs

These could serve as appetizers or as low-fat meatballs for a spaghetti dinner. 

Image and recipe: Damn Delicious

Quinoa Granola Parfaits with Grapefruit and Mint

I love the pairing of citrusy grapefruit and grainy quinoa in this creamy parfait. 

Image and recipe: Climbing Grier Mountain

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Don’t we all love Taco Tuesdays? These could be served as a meatless option. 

Image and recipe: Damn Delicious 

Quinoa White Chicken Chili

Add some freshness to a good summer chili with quinoa and chicken. 

Image and recipe: Closet Cooking

Quinoa Cajun Jambalaya

Mardi Gras might be over, but there is always an occasion for a good Cajun jambalaya. 

Image and recipe: Cooking for Keeps

Ginger-Molasses Quinoa Cookies

Get your protein and sweetness fix with these delicious ginger cookies. 

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen