How do we love thee, quinoa? Let us count the ways. You cook in a jiffy (just about 15 minutes). You last for days in the fridge. And, according to the Whole Grains Council, you’re gluten-free, high in potassium and one of the only plant-based foods that’s a complete protein. Swoon. Here, 28 quick and easy ways use the miracle grain this fall.

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The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl

Don’t skimp on the avocado. Just don’t.

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Weeknight Society

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa

Who knew it was possible to microwave quinoa?

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Power Plates

Quick Guacamole Quinoa Salad

Basically a giant bowl of guac masquerading as a salad.

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Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Ready in 30 minutes on a school night.

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Pesto Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Veggies and Labneh

Roasted everything together on one sheet tray.

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The Pig and Quill

Pumpkin Curry with Peanuts, Peas and Crispy Spice-Crusted Tofu

Kind of like fall in a bowl.

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Spoon Fork Bacon

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Nourishing, through and through.

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Snixy Kitchen

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Falafel Salad Bowls with Pickled Beets

Smothered in irresistible tahini dressing.

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Cookie and Kate

Crunchy Thai Peanut & Quinoa Salad

Make this beauty up to two days ahead of time.

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What's Gabby Cooking

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

These loaded bowls are Coterie member Gaby Dalkin’s specialty.

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Averie Cooks

Spinach And Artichoke Quinoa Salad

All of the elements of classic spinach dip, minus the bad-for-you stuff.

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Gimme Some Oven

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

Ready to delight their taste buds.

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Pinch of Yum

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

It’s like getting a big, warm hug.

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Minimalist Baker

Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing

Even salad haters can get on board.

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Two Peas & Their Pod

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Leave it to Coterie member Maria Lichty to get our kids to eat quinoa.

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How Sweet Eats

Roasted Squash with Brown Butter and Toasted Quinoa

Like vegetable candy.

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Chocolate For Basil

Quinoa Meatballs

Coterie member Jerrelle Guy swears they’re as easy as can be.

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The Bojon Gourmet

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Chile and Lime

We love this southwestern twist.

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The Modern Proper

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Packed with goodies (and your favorite grain).

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Half Baked Harvest
Oh My Veggies

Vegan Three-Bean Quinoa Chili

Turkey’s got nothing on this warming, flavorful stew.

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Feed Me Phoebe

Salmon and Quinoa Bowls with Kale and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Coterie member Phoebe Lapine gives you permission to whip this up with a glass of wine in one hand.

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Simple Veganista

Greek Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

A simple squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper unite all of these colorful ingredients.

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The Almond Eater

Caramelized Onion and Parmesan Quinoa

Six ingredients and you’re done.

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Damn Delicious

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

It tastes just like stuffing.

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Dinner at the Zoo

Buddha Bowls with Sweet Potatoes

You free for lunch tomorrow?

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Well Plated By Erin

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Filling enough to stand in as a vegetarian entrée.

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Hearty Stuffed Butternut Squash

Aka how to win at dinner.

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