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Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets and Pomagranate (and 111 other ways to prepare Quinoa)

Benefits of quinoa:

high in fiber,
high in healthy fats,
complete protein,
lowers total cholesterol

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In my blog yesterday, I discussed 5 high protein foods to include in your diet.  One of those foods was healthy quinoa.

Benefits of quinoa:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidants
  • high in fiber
  • high in healthy fats
  • complete protein
  • lowers total cholesterol

Other than a replacement for rice, here are some ways to enjoy quinoa, from The World’s Healthiest Foods:

  • Combine cooked chilled quinoa with pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, scallions and coriander. Season to taste and enjoy this south-of-the-border inspired salad.
  • Add nuts and fruits to cooked quinoa and serve as breakfast porridge.
  • For a twist on your favorite pasta recipe, use noodles made from quinoa.
  • Sprouted quinoa can be used in salads and sandwiches just like alfalfa sprouts.
  • Add quinoa to your favorite vegetable soups.
  • Ground quinoa flour can be added to cookie or muffin recipes.
  • Quinoa is great to use in tabouli, serving as a delicious (and wheat-free) substitute for the bulgar wheat with which this Middle Eastern dish is usually made.

Here are a few links to 111 ways to prepare quinoa:

Cooking with Quinoa: 31 Recipes from Cooking Light

15 Creative Quinoa Recipes from

15 Best Quick & Healthy Quinoa Recipes from Damn Delicious

50 Creative Ways to Eat Quinoa by Greatist

Finally, here is a recipe video from Everyday Health, called: Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets and Pomegranate



About Tamara Hoerner (949 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

3 Comments on Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets and Pomagranate (and 111 other ways to prepare Quinoa)

  1. eathealthyonanybudget // December 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm // Reply

    This quinoa salad looks amazing!

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  2. I love adding pomegranate seeds to quinoa. Your salad looks like it’s bursting with flavor.

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  3. hannahcooksalot // December 28, 2016 at 10:30 am // Reply

    Never thought about adding pom seeds…will definitely do next time!

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