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    25 Quinoa Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

    Love it or hate it, these are worth trying.

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    1. Balsamic Chicken Salad with Lemon Quinoa

    2. Garlic Butter Shrimp and Quinoa

    If I were to definitively rank All Of The Butters, garlic butter would be very, very high on that list. Get the recipe.

    3. Quinoa Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

    4. Quinoa Crusted Chicken Strips with Barbecue Honey Mustard

    Filed under: Brilliant Ways To Make Quinoa Haters See The Light. Get the recipe.

    5. Quinoa with Corn and Scallions with Honey Butter Dressing

    A simple starter. Get the recipe.

    6. Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake

    Moment of silence for the unapologetic stretch of cheese, please. Get the recipe.

    7. Lighter Baked Chicken Nuggets Coated in Quinoa

    8. Quinoa Burgers with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

    Fair warning that there's a fair amount of prep that goes into this one — pickling cabbage, shredding carrots — but the end result is pretty damn 'gram-worthy, no?

    Get the recipe.

    9. Quinoa & Carrot Sesame Salad

    10. Quinoa Crusted Chicken Parmesan

    11. Cauliflower, Quinoa, and Chickpeas Roasted with Turmeric

    And it was all


    (But it was delicious, so I ate it all anyway.) Get the recipe.

    12. Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole

    As the wise philosopher B. Gump once said: Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. Get the recipe.

    13. Quinoa, Chicken, and Garden Veggies Skillet

    14. Loaded Quinoa Nachos

    What do you call quinoa that doesn't belong to you? Nacho quinoa*. Get the recipe.

    *I'll be here all week.

    15. Roasted Veggie & Tahini Quinoa Bowl

    16. Spicy Korean Beef Bowl with Kimchi and Bok Choy

    17. Quinoa Salad with Apples, Pecans, and Cranberries

    18. Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa

    19. One Pan Mexican Quinoa Skillet

    Quinoa: Burrito bowl edition. Get the recipe.

    20. Quinoa, Broccoli, and Kale Salad with Tangy Mustard Dressing

    21. Pico de Gallo Quinoa Burgers

    22. Salmon & Quinoa Fritters

    Serve these with fresh greens, stuffed into a Mediterranean-style pita, or with your favorite dipping sauce. Get the recipe.

    23. Quinoa Taco Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

    Not a tofu fan? Skip it, or swap in your favorite protein. Get the recipe.

    24. Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa

    25. Sesame Chicken with Quinoa

    Ready in 15 minutes. Get the recipe.