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sherry orange quinoa in an aqua dish

30+ Quinoa Recipes

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If you are searching for great ideas and recipes for quinoa then you are in the right place. I have 30+ creative, unique and healthy quinoa recipes to share with you. You’ll love the way the woodsy notes in the sherry vinegar highlight the maple in this dressing for this Sherry Orange Quinoa Recipe. Serve it warm or room temperature.



6 strips bacon, chopped

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 red onion, diced

4 cups water

2 cups rinsed quinoa

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dark pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon orange zest

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 cup chopped curly parsley

8 cups baby arugula


  1. Place chopped bacon in a large saucepan. Place over medium heat, and cook, stirring often until crispy and browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon and pour off fat from saucepan.
  2. Add 1 tablespoons oil to the saucepan and add onion. Return to medium high heat and cook, stirring often until the onion is softened and starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add water, quinoa and salt, increase heat to high and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover and reduce heat to maintain a simmer, medium low to low. Simmer until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, 18 to 22 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk maple syrup, vinegar, Dijon, orange zest. pepper and the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in the bowl.
  4. Add the hot quinoa and stir to coat. Stir in parsley and the bacon. Mound on top of arugula to serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup Quinoa 1 Cup Arugula
  • Calories: 290
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 8 g
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