Heard the buzz about quinoa but not sure what to do with it? Here are 12 healthy quinoa recipes from Registered Dietitians for you to try!

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Remember when we used to call quinoa “kee-noa” and no one knew how to cook with it? Fast forward just a few years and this superstar ancient grain is now the darling of the culinary world popping up in cereals, snack bars, and restaurants sides across the country. Known for being a high-quality protein (meaning it has all of the essential amino acids you need) as well as a gluten-free source of fiber and iron, it’s a delicious and versatile way to get your servings of whole grains.

I polled my go-to source for healthy recipes, registered dietitian food bloggers, and asked them to share their favorite quinoa dish with me. Below are 12 of my favorites but check out my Ancient Grains Pinterest Board for dozens more recipes featuring quinoa as well as other ancient grains like sorghum, farro, spelt, buckwheat, amaranth, freekeh, and more.

Quinoa Tomato & Feta Salad via My Cape Cod Kitchen

Quinoa & Roasted Salmon Salad via Fannetastic Food

Cherry Vanilla Quinoa Breakfast Bowl via The Nutty Nutritionist

Buffalo Chickpea & Quinoa Burgers via The Foodie Dietitian

Quinoa Breakfast Bars via The Lean Green Bean

Citrus Quinoa Salad via Enlightened Eater

Mediterranean Lentils & Quinoa via Smart Nutrition

Thai Chicken Peanut Quinoa via Dishing Out Health

Black Bean Fried Quinoa via Marisa Moore

Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad via Nutritioulicious

Overnight Almond Chia Breakfast Quinoa via Homemade Nutrition

Southwest Quinoa Salad via Chocolate Slopes

More Ancient Grains Recipes

Ready to venture beyond quinoa into the world of farro and freekeh, sorghum and spelt, buckwheat and black rice and more? Then like, share, pin, follow, etc. these 2 sources for your go-to healthy ancient grains recipes: