6 Ways to Cook Quinoa

Pork and Pears with QuinoaIt's hard to resist the nutty goodness of a whole grain packed with protein. Here, 6 delicious recipes for the ever-so-healthy quinoa.

1. Pork and Pears with Quinoa
Pear and butternut squash work together to sweeten up this hearty pork dish. Sprinkle coriander over the heart-healthy quinoa for an extra kick. Get the recipe for Pork and Pears with Quinoa.

2. Hoisin-Glazed Salmon with Quinoa
This Asian-inspired dish calls for salmon, a Chinese five-spice mixture, and quinoa for a truly unique flavor. Don't forget to top your fish off with a spoonful of savory hoisin sauce before baking. Get the recipe for Hoisin-Glazed Salmon with Quinoa.

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3. Turkey with White Bean Ragu
Trade in your beef ragu for this healthier turkey alternative. An Italian classic with a twist, this recipe is packed with fiber thanks to ingredients like white beans and quinoa. Get the recipe for Turkey with White Bean Ragu.

4. Grilled Salmon with Peaches
Cooking salmon over hot coals is a surefire way to enjoy a smoky flavor - and get a dose of heart-healthy omega-3's. Nutty-tasting quinoa helps balance out the sweet peachy flavor. Get the recipe for Grilled Salmon with Peaches.

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5. Stuffed Portobellos
This meaty Portobello meal is low in calories and high in protein. Mix together creamy feta, vitamin-packed Brussels sprouts, flavorful cumin, and nutrient-dense quinoa for a healthy meal that takes just 30 minutes to prepare. Get the recipe for Stuffed Portobellos.

6. Oven-Steamed Halibut with Quinoa
This mild white fish goes best with a little zest. For a complex flavor, add dill leaves, thyme, tomatoes, and capers. Stir parsley into quinoa to give the plain-looking grain a dash of color. Get the recipe for Oven-Steamed Halibut with Quinoa.

- By Katie Lockhart

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