Quinoa recipes

My top 5 quinoa recipes

Quinoa is a super seed that can be used just like couscous. The big difference is that quinoa is richer in nutrients and it is gluten-free so ideal for sensitive guts.

If you are looking to boost your meals for added energy, quinoa is a good choice. Although the seeds by themselves have little flavour, it is easy to turn them into a delicious meal. I have selected 5 of my favourite ways to prepare quinoa. Enjoy!

A real superfood

Quinoa is a seed mainly produced in South America. Having said that, you can now purchase UK grown quinoa from this company. According to the producer, the UK grown variety from this company is actually more nutritious than the South American variety. How interesting! You can read more on their website here. There are 3 different types of quinoa: white, red and black. The most common one is the white variety. which has the most delicate taste and soft texture.

So why is this seed so incredible and should have a proud place in your kitchen? Well, it contains protein and essential amino acids (great for vegan and vegetarian diets), and it is rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc.

My favourite quinoa recipes

Today, I am sharing some of my favourite recipes made with quinoa.

1. Greek Quinoa Salad

This is a classic but feel free to make it your own. Be creative and use up the ingredients you have in your fridge. You can’t really go wrong.

2. Kimchi Quinoa Salad

Kimchi is so good for our stomach and our digestive system. Regular consumption helps feed our good bacteria. This is particularly important if you get a bloated stomach after food or cramps a little later.

3. Citrus Salmon and green quinoa

A great way to prepare Salmon. Yum!

4. Quinoa with roasted squash and wilted spinach

Adding cooked vegetables works really well with quinoa. Again you could experiment with whatever vegetables you have at home.

5. Smoked Mackerel with quinoa and orange

This recipe has become a classic in our house and it is my favourite so far. Simply replace the couscous with quinoa.

Are you looking to boost your energy? Do you feel sluggish after meals? Perhaps you are feeling bloated all the time. If you are not sure which foods are best for you, I am here to help. Feel free to reach out via email at s.olmi@savoirfayre.co.uk and send me a message via the contact form HERE.

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