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Quinoa Recipes – 6 sophisticated savory and sweet dishes with quinoa

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In today’s article we would like to present you with a food that is versatile and extremely healthy – namely quinoa. It is not without reason that the gluten-free miracle grain from South America is also called “Gold of the Inca”. In the following we offer you tasty and healthy quinoa recipes with which you can enrich your daily menu and make it more varied. The selected recipes are sure to pamper your palate.

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Quinoa has many positive properties. It contains magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and calcium, as well as the essential amino acid tryptophan, which contributes to the formation of the happiness hormone serotonin. Quinoa consists of complex carbohydrates and for this reason makes you feel full for a long time. In addition, the Inca grain is an excellent source of protein, which makes the pseudo-grain very attractive for vegetarians and vegans.

Hearty vegan quinoa recipes – crispy quinoa patties

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Would you like to try a delicious and, above all, simple dish with quinoa that has a slight hint of the Orient? The quinoa burger can be both a filling side dish and a full-fledged main meal. The ingredients you will need are the following:

  • 150 g quinoa
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • sea-salt
  • pepper
  • Coconut oil for frying

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Rinse the quinoa thoroughly so that the bitter substance is completely removed and cook it according to the instructions on the package. If the quinoa has cooled down, transfer it to a large bowl. Chop the onions, grate the carrots and zucchini, squeezing the liquid out of the zucchini. Mix the tapioca starch with a little water and add it to the bowl with all the remaining ingredients. Now form small balls out of the sticky mass, which you press together tightly. Heat coconut oil, add the quinoa and vegetable balls to the pan and flatten them lightly. Fry the patties on both sides over medium heat until they have a nice crust. Place on paper towels and serve.

Sweet vegan quinoa recipes – quinoa amaranth pralines

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For those who follow a vegan diet, we have selected a sweet recipe with quinoa that gives your menu a noble and pleasantly sweet finish. The healthy quinoa dessert recipe is quick and easy. You can also nibble on the chocolates without a guilty conscience. For around 30 chocolates you need the following ingredients:

  • 8 tbsp puffed quinoa
  • 8 tbsp puffed amaranth
  • 160 g peanut butter (alternatively almond or cashew butter)
  • 60 g agave syrup (alternative) rice syrup
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

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Put all ingredients except the cocoa in a bowl and mix everything well. Form balls of the same size from half of the mass. Then add the cocoa, mix and shape the dark balls. The vegan dessert is ready. If you want, you can roll the pralines in desiccated coconut. Store the delicious pralines in the freezer and take out the desired amount when you want to indulge your taste buds.

Quinoa Recipes for Soup – Carrot Quinoa Soup with Feta

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The next quinoa dish that we have selected for you is a refined starter that can also be decorated as part of a low-carb diet. For the wholesome carrot and quinoa soup you need:

  • 80 g quinoa
  • 800 g carrots
  • 200 g feta
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tbsp walnut kernels
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Fresh mint and parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper

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Chop the onions, garlic and carrots and sauté everything in oil. Add 1 liter of water and the cumin and cook covered for about 10 minutes. Then boil the quinoa in lightly salted water. Chop the herbs and nuts. Puree the soup and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Serve the soup with quinoa, crumbled feta and the fresh herbs.

Quinoa Recipes for Light Salad – Fruity Quinoa Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

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Anyone who has an appetite for a crunchy delicacy that is light and rich in vitamins can prepare a tasty salad with the healthy quinoa in a tasty combination with millet and amaranth in just a few minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 65 g quinoa
  • 65 g millet
  • 65 g amaranth
  • 2 handfuls of rocket
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 90 g pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 shallot
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

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Wash the grains and cook them until soft for 13-15 minutes. Stir the finely chopped shallot with the oil and lime juice until smooth and season the mixture. Mix everything in a large bowl and pour the dressing over it.

Quinoa Recipes for Main Course – Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

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If you are looking for a delicious and filling quinoa recipe for the main course, you might be able to prepare the wonderfully fresh-tasting stuffed peppers.

Ingredients for four servings:

  • 4 peppers
  • 200 g quinoa
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of crème fraîche
  • 4 thin slices of ginger
  • 40 g butter
  • 50 g cheese, grated
  • 1 bunch of coriander greens
  • salt and pepper
  • possibly chili powder

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Halve the cleaned peppers lengthways and cook the halves in salted water for about 5 minutes. Also cook the quinoa in salted water for 15 minutes. Then fry the onion cubes. Mix the squeezed garlic, the chopped ginger, the crème fraîche and three quarters of the chopped coriander with the quinoa. Mix everything well and taste with the spices. Then fill the pepper halves with the quinoa filling and sprinkle with cheese. Bake on the middle rack at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes. Finally, garnish the peppers with the rest of the coriander.

Quinoa Recipes for Breakfast – Gluten Free Quinoa Bread

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Those who cannot do without the warm, fragrant bread in the morning but eat gluten-free, can perhaps replace the conventional pasta with a delicious bread with quinoa and another superfood, the chia seeds. For this you need the following ingredients:

  • 300 g quinoa
  • 125 ml of water
  • 30 g pumpkin seeds
  • 30 g chia seeds
  • 50 ml of oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • pinch of salt

Let the quinoa and chia seeds soak in water overnight. Then drain the quinoa and mix them with the puffed chia seeds. Then add the remaining ingredients and use a mixer to process the mixture into a dough. Line a loaf pan with baking paper and bake the quinoa bread for about 90 minutes until golden brown.