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Quality Quinoa: 13 Easy, Healthy Recipes

Quinoa, a grain that is used in many South American dishes, is high in protein and is gluten-free. Plus, its mild taste and rich texture make it perfect for different kinds of dishes. Try these healthy recipes to get your fix.

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Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad
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Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon

Toasting quinoa gives it a slightly nutty taste, which complements the walnut flavor and brings out the lemony tarragon dressing. Try this salad over greens like arugula, Boston lettuce leaves, or wilted spinach.

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Quinoa with Latin Flavors

Cilantro, lime, and scallions add a kick to quinoa. This side dish can work well with seafood, poultry, or pork.

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Quinoa & Smoked Tofu Salad

This salad is jam-packed with heart-healthy ingredients -- whole grains (quinoa), legumes (soy-based tofu), and plenty of vegetables.

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Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach

This sweet and spicy salad is great for a make-ahead lunch or a simple weeknight dinner!

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Chicken Thighs with Pear & Leek Sauce

A pear, walnut, and leek sauce adds hearty flavors to this chicken dinner.

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

Try this salad the next time you're craving something crunchy. Substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops to suit your mood.

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Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Serve grilled chicken over boiled or toasted quinoa and grilled asparagus for a simple, nutritious dinner.

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Poached Salmon with Creamy Piccata Sauce

A side of quinoa becomes an easy substitute for brown rice in this creamy salmon dish.

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Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Orange Glaze

All you need is a zesty glaze to liven up this simple chicken dinner recipe.

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Slow-Cooker Braised Pork with Salsa

Combine the ingredients for this dish and set aside in your slow cooker to have a flavorful meal waiting at home.

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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Love Shrimp Scampi? Here's our diet-friendly take on the classic recipe.

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Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

Make this fruity chicken even better by serving it over quinoa and sauteed spinach.

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Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

A little bit of spice makes this healthy recipe stand out.

Originally published on FITNESSmagazine.com, June 2011.

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as with ALL the slideshows involving the recipes I HATE it, do you not realize how much of a hassle it is to view them if you unfortunate to have slow internet connection??? by displaying the recipes as they are makes the sight too big a pain to bother coming to

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