The versatility of our favorite gluten-free ancient grain never ceases to astound. We love quinoa steamed like rice, baked into a comforting casserole, as a nutritious addition to salad or soup, packed into gluten-free baked goods – and as a crispy, satisfying coating on our favorite entrees and snacks. The next time you’re craving something crunchy, skip the boring breading and opt for one of these delicious quinoa-crusted dishes instead:
Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmesan, Fit and Frugal for Ancient Harvest
A fantastic alternative to traditional eggplant parmesan, this nutritious recipe is a great way to use up the last of that summer garden produce. Not only do the Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes help to create a perfectly crunchy coating, but they also provide a dose of plant-based protein. Serve with a side salad for the perfect vegetarian meal.
Quinoa-Tortilla Chip Crusted Onion Rings, Edible Perspective for Ancient Harvest (pictured)
Got a tailgate party to attend this season? Try this gluten-free spin on a classic crowd-pleaser. Slices of sweet yellow onion are coated in a mixture of crushed tortilla chips, spices, Ancient Harvest Quinoa and Quinoa Flour to create a new favorite snack. Don’t skip the accompanying sauces, either; both the Guacamole Dipping Sauce and Sriracha Lime Dipping Sauce are delicious.
Honey, Almond & Quinoa Crusted Salmon, Simply Quinoa
An elegant dish that packs a delightful crunch, this simple yet satisfying entrée takes less than half an hour to make. Whip up a side dish of your favorite fresh vegetables (or a garden salad and quinoa mushroom risotto, as the recipe suggests) and you’ll have a new favorite weeknight meal.
Quinoa-Crusted Baked Zucchini Fries, Fork & Beans
We’re nearing the end of zucchini season, and many are experiencing a bit of summer squash fatigue. If you’re one of them, try this fun and easy recipe that will have you seeing (and enjoying) zucchini in a whole new way. The crunchy coating of quinoa, hemp seeds and gluten-free Panko crumbs is nutritious, plant-based and seriously delicious.
Quinoa Crusted Chicken Strips, Half Baked Harvest
Another dish that’s easy to share with a crowd, these chicken strips are given a hefty dose of plant-powered nutrition with the addition of cooked quinoa. Mixed with gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs and minimal seasoning, the quinoa creates a crunchy coating that the entire family (whether they “even like quinoa” or not) will enjoy.
Quinoa Crusted Broccoli & Cheese Tots, No Spoon Necessary
A childhood snack is made a bit more nutritious by swapping out potatoes for broccoli and cheese, and trading traditional breading for one packed with quinoa. Use gluten-free all purpose flour and adjust the seasonings to suit your preference, and bring these tasty treats to your next get-together. They’re sure to be a hit.