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5 Ways to Spice Up Quinoa for the Holidays!

What are some quick and easy ways to make quinoa for the holidays?

It is hard to believe that the holidays are officially here! Thanksgiving is this week and many of us are already planning our menus. If you are looking to create a dish that is both healthy and tasty, have you considered a dish with quinoa?

Quinoa is simple to make. Also, did you know that it is an excellent source of protein?  In fact, many are calling quinoa the superfood of the future! Why? It is also naturally high in fiber, iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin, and manganese. So, not only will you be making a tasty dish this holiday, but it’s also good for you.

Holiday Style

Add sliced almonds and cranberries to your dish to make a quinoa and cranberry salad. This dish is also deliciously vegan!


Add corn, black beans, peppers, tomatoes and cilantro to add a Mexican flair to your dish.


You can also add mixed veggies and a bit of curry powder to turn your quinoa into an Indian side dish.


Mix your quinoa with squash, pomegranate seeds and raisins for a festive dish that your whole family will love.


Mix it with spinach leaves, chopped beets, avocado, and edamame for a colorful salad that is an ideal first course.

Basically, quinoa goes with almost anything. So, making a tasty dish for the holidays is easy.  Not only are these dishes elegant and flavorful, they are also good for you and an excellent way to get essential vitamins, minerals and protein!  Happy Holidays!


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