Quinoa: 10 winter recipes

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Winter recipes with quinoa. Many recipes to prepare first and second courses with quinoa, winter vegetables and legumes, such as lentils and dried beans.

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Did you know that the Quinoa belongs to the same family as spinach and beets? From a botanical point of view it is not a cereal, but in the kitchen it is used as if it were. Unlike real grains, such as wheat, spelled and barley, quinoa is gluten free.

Quinoa can become one of the ingredients to be used in the kitchen to prepare your winter recipes, together with seasonal vegetables and legumes, such as lentils, chickpeas and beans. We have collected for you 10 winter quinoa recipes to which you can inspire.


Quinoa with porcini mushrooms and hazelnuts

From the FantasticaMente Veg blog here is a recipe that will allow you to combine the mushrooms with quinoa and dried fruit, with particular reference to hazelnuts. They will also serve you garlic, parsley and white wine, almost like making a risotto. THU the complete recipe.

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Quinoa with pumpkin and stewed carrots

Un first course full of flavor that will give you great satisfaction. Quinoa does not need to be soaked, it is prepared in a simple way, like boiled rice. They will serve you quinoa, carrots, squash, herbs and spices like saffron, ginger, turmeric and coriander. THU the complete recipe.

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Quinoa and black cabbage salad

Quinoa and cabbage black, or long-leaved cabbage, are the protagonists of this dish. To prepare it, you will also need raisins, walnuts, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, cranberry-type cranberries and balsamic vinegar. THU the complete recipe.

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Quinoa with Brussels sprouts

From the blog Una Gatta in Cucina here is a very special recipe to prepare the quinoa with Brussels sprouts and with the addition of two ingredients that perhaps not everyone usually uses in a first course: raisins and almonds. You will discover new flavors. THU recipe.

READ also: Brussels sprouts: 10 recipes to make them tastier (even for children)

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5) Cabbage rolls with quinoa and lentils

Perhaps you have never thought about using quinoa as a filling for your own rolls. Here is the opportunity to get inspired by this recipe of cabbage rolls stuffed with quinoa and lentils that appeared on the blog Girovegando In Cucina. THUrecipe.

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Quinoa meatballs with radicchio and cauliflower

Cauliflower and radicchio, here are two useful ingredients to prepare yours Quinoa meet balls in winter version. THU a vegetarian recipe. For the vegan version you can try replacing the egg with a boiled and mashed potato, which will help you to assemble the ingredients.

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Quinoa, chickpea and lentil soup

How about preparing a nice one quinoa soup, chickpeas and lentils for dinner? A recipe that will warm your winter evenings, as suggested by the blog La Zucca Capricciosa. Prepare the soup with vegetable broth, ginger and curry. THU recipe.

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Red quinoa and pumpkin cream

Quinoa - in this case red quinoa - it is excellent for preparing your autumn and winter creams and velvets. It involves cooking quinoa with your favorite seasonal vegetables, such as pumpkin, and blending it all together. THU recipe.

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Quinoa with oranges and pomegranate grains

Orange wedges e pomegranate grains, here are two perfect ingredients for your winter quinoa salad. You can also add aromatic herbs and spices to taste, such as ginger, without forgetting pumpkin or sunflower seeds. THU a recipe to inspire you.

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Quinoa soup

Choose the Quinoa as one of the ingredients of your winter soup, along with dried beans, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and any seasonal vegetables of your choice. You can also add potatoes and carrots. THU a recipe to inspire you.

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