Quinoa is a quick-cooking “grain” that’s not a grain at all! It’s actually the seed of a plant, making it both gluten-free and ultra-healthy. It’s a quick-cooking ingredient perfect for vegetarian cooking, containing all the essential amino acids your body needs (along with a whole host of vitamins and minerals).
There are a million and one different kinds of quinoa, but you’ll find three main kinds in your grocery: white, red, and black. While white is the most common in quinoa recipes, red and black quinoa add more flavor and texture, making them great in Salads.
Check out our best quinoa recipes below – we’re always adding more!