My Top Ten Quinoa Recipes

My Top Ten Quinoa Recipes

This is a collection of recipes featuring my favourite grain (or is that seed?) quinoa. Watch for a whole chapter in my new book devoted to this superfood. But for now, try some of these on for size and get acquainted with Keen-Wah!

Well it seems that my churning out recipes for books, apps, blog, ebooks, youTube is not enough. I literally cannot keep up with what is happening around here! NUTS...luckily I have a great team behind me who help me dish the goods to all of you out there. We love what we do and we love that you love what we do!

Here are some of my many quinoa recipes that tick all the boxes. Good for you. Flavourful and easy! Yep.

This loaf is rustic, laden with flavour and quite crunchy and delicious. You could use a traditional loaf tin if desired…don’t feel obligated to go cob! Where’s the homemade honey butter?? Seriously delicious.

One of my favourite recipes and this may or may not show up in a new book…that’s how much I love it! Gluten free….Add any fruit of choice, though naturally the cherries are kind of cute…don’t you think?

Quinoa Tabbouleh is a match up for quinoa that is just as natural as bacon and eggs, chocolate and almonds, or Bert and Ernie. Use the tabbouleh recipe as a sidekick for any grilled meats. (And actually, this tabbouleh recipe has ended up in the new book!)

I love a good salad, and this one ticks all the boxes. Filling, nutritious, but more importantly than any of that; delicious and fragrant. Enjoy!

One of my all time faves, and so filling you can serve this as a main or just a fancy smancy side dish. Very festive and featured in one of my many sold out cooking classes (don’t ask me which one, its been a while!!) and always greeted with great enthusiasm! Hope you love it!

Look, no apologies for another salad…love salads that are meals…I think if you can whip up a quick and amazing dressing, grill or steam some protein, and of course add the quinoa for more protein and as a hollow legs filler…then you’ve got to call that a winner!

Easy and so filling, with a little planning, this recipe is a great start to any day. Add some fruit compote, yoghurt and real honey and you will not find a better start to any wintery morning.

Another Salad. What can I say? Addicted to quinoa in salads…love this one. Hope you will too.

Not officially a quinoa recipe, but you can use quinoa in this yummy sticky loaf in place of the spelt flakes. You will have to cook the quinoa first.

Probably one of the new faves in our house. This is delicious, authentic and easy. You can bump it up to feed a crowd with more veg, or knock it back to feed less quite easily. Hope you’ll try it.

For more great healthy recipes starring quinoa

The health benefits of quinoa are many... Approximate break down of nutrients in one cup (185g) of cooked quinoa are as follows...but don't worry about that. Think more about the flavour of this gluten free grain, in that it can literally taste like anything you want it to. Protein: 8 grams. Fiber: 5 grams. Manganese: 58% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA). Magnesium: 30% of the RDA. Phosphorus: 28% of the RDA. Folate: 19% of the RDA. Copper: 18% of the RDA. Iron: 15% of the RDA. Zinc: 13% of the RDA. Potassium 9% of the RDA. Over 10% of the RDA for vitamins B1, B2 and B6. Small amounts of calcium, B3 (niacin) and vitamin E.

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Tenina Holder is a wife, mother of five and grandmother, who started cooking in the olden days before Thermomix was even a thing.

Tenina has become the premium go to source for all Thermomix expertise and of course fresh and easy recipes that work. Her cooking classes and foodie trips are sold out in literally hours, her cookbooks appear on the Australian best seller lists and her social reach is in the millions. She believes chocolate, butter and salt are health foods. Her food positivity mantra is, eat everything, just not all at once!

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