“Caprese” Quinoa Salad

Caprese Quinoa Salad with tomatoes, basil and chickpeas | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

A recipe title in quotes? So that means I'm not really, only kinda sorta sharing a caprese quinoa salad with you, right? Well...yes. And no. You see, while this particular recipe doesn't necessarily contain all the traditional ingredients of a caprese salad (read: cheese), it does taste eerily similar. Except rather than serving thick slices of tomato, big chunks of mozzarella, and fresh … [Read more...]

Chopped Quinoa Salad with Chive-Tahini Dressing

Delicious Chopped Quinoa Salad tossed with a creamy Chive-Tahini Dressing | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Do you ever shop on daily deal sites? You know, something like Living Social. I hardly ever shop these types of sites, but NYC (and a few other cities in the US) has this website called Gilt City which features daily deals on restaurants, spas, activities, etc. I don’t usually buy things from there, but last weekend they had one I just couldn’t pass up. The deal was for brunch at this … [Read more...]

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts

Lemon Herb Quinoa with Toasted Hazelnuts and a peppery vinaigrette | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

It’s all about the herbs in this flavorful quinoa salad. With a blend of five different fresh herbs, it’s packed full of natural flavors, and each bite tastes just slightly different than the first. And with the peppery lemon dressing and rustic toasted hazelnuts, this salad is simple, comforting and delicious. I seem to be gravitating towards fresh herbs these days. I’m not sure if it’s … [Read more...]

5-ingredient Mexican Quinoa

Easy Mexican Quinoa using only 5-ingredients! A quick and healthy dinner everyone will love | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

Okay, hi. I just have to dive right in today and talk about this Mexican quinoa. 5 ingredients + 15 minutes = best dinner ever. This dish reminds me of the Mexican-style rice you can find at some restaurants. You know the type, it’s flavorful, with a reddish hue, a little crunchy and full of flavor? That’s the one. This quinoa is similar, but way better. Now granted, I’m probably a bit … [Read more...]

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with a creamy tahini dressing, almonds + scallions | gluten-free + vegan | recipe on simplyquinoa.com

A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner with Matt and a few friends to this cute taco place in the West Village called Empellon. If you’ve been to New York and eaten in the West Village before, then I’m sure you can imagine what this restaurant is like - small and quaint, filled with people, fun decor, low lighting and gorgeous food. I was a little worried about the menu before we went because … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn Quinoa Salad

The PERFECT summer salad: Grilled Corn and Quinoa with an agave-lime dressing | simplyquinoa.com

Summer corn. Is there anything sweeter? For the past few days I’ve been visiting my parents in Vermont, and if you’ve been reading for a while now then you know how I feel about Vermont. Obsessed. Like my favorite place on earth. Especially in the summer. Apart from the weather and lush greenery, one of my favorite aspects of visiting here is the local produce. Not only do we have a … [Read more...]

Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad

Cucumber Avocado Quinoa Salad with a creamy herb dressing | simplyquinoa.com | gluten-free + vegan

I hope you like green food, because this salad is GREEN. First though… avocados. It’s been too long since I shared a recipe using avocados (over a month, what the whaaat!?) and since they’re my favorite thing on earth, we’re going a little avo-crazy today. They’re the base of this lovely cucumber avocado quinoa salad which is made up of all sorts of wonderful green goodness. With big chunks … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Market Quinoa Salad

EASY and HEALTHY farmer's market quinoa salad using tons of fresh veggies and herbs! // www.simplyquinoa.com

Produce galore! Zucchini. Tomatoes. Radishes. Cabbage. Corn. Fresh herbs! They’re all fresh, all in season, and all packed into this summery farmer’s market quinoa salad. Spending a few hours at the farmer’s market is one of my favorite summer activities. Aside from going to the beach, I think it might be at the very top of my list. I just adore walking through the aisles, seeing what each … [Read more...]

Gallo Pinto with Quinoa + vacation pics

Gallo Pinto with Quinoa - traditional Costa Rican bean dish using quinoa instead of rice | www.simplyquinoa.com | gluten-free + vegan

Okay friends, today is all about VACATION PICTURES! And food of course. (how can it not be about food?) You might have read that Matt and I just took a two week trip to Costa Rica. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world - I’ve been there four times (who am I?) - mainly because the people are so welcoming and friendly, the weather is perfect, the landscape and scenery is stunning and the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa + Chopped Almonds | www.simplyquinoa.com | This makes for the perfect summertime meal - fresh, flavorful and delicious

So much goodness is happening in this bowl. Strawberries + spinach + almonds + toasted quinoa. All drizzled with a minty honey-lime dressing. Pretty much sums up everything I love about summer in one giant salad. Remember when I told you on Sunday that I might start adding fruit to more of our main meals? Yep. It’s happening. Let’s just roll with it. Because we’re deep in the middle … [Read more...]