Festive Quinoa Dishes for a Plant-Powered Holiday Feast

Festive Quinoa Dishes for a Plant-Powered Holiday Feast

Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? You will be after trying these fun and festive quinoa dishes, sure to bring some extra plant-powered deliciousness to the table.

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Gluten-Free Cranberry Pistachio Quinoa Pilaf, Simply Gluten-Free

A crunchy and colorful pilaf is always a welcome side, and we love this one for its contrasting flavors and textures. Dried cranberries, roasted pistachios, fresh chives, lemon juice and Ancient Harvest Quinoa strike that ideal balance between sweet and savory.

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Apple and Sage Quinoa Stuffing, Fit and Frugal for Ancient Harvest

Why we only seem to eat stuffing once or twice a year is a true mystery, as it’s a tasty and hearty dish that can easily be made nutritious as well. This version is full of plant-powered Ancient Harvest Quinoa, butternut squash, apples and fragrant herbs.

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Quinoa Christmas Pudding, Taste.com.au

A traditional Christmas dessert gets a plant-powered makeover in this flavorful and fun recipe. A sweet and sticky gluten-free pudding is made with almond meal and packed with cooked quinoa, dried fruit and warming spices – and then topped with a decadent maple-vanilla pudding.

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Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad, Family Spice

With the flavors of cranberry sauce and the heartiness of quinoa salad, this dish offers the best of both worlds. It’s a refreshing side full of seasonal flavors like fresh cranberries, hearty kale, orange zest and pomegranate arils, and it would make a perfect addition to any holiday spread.

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Holiday Quinoa, I Am A Food Blog

True to its name, this festive quinoa dish is packed with classic holiday flavors that make it not only delicious, but beautiful as well. The combination of fresh pears, toasted pecans, dried cranberries and orange zest create a sweet-and-savory sensation the whole family will love.

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Quinoa Con Leche, Cocina de Cella

In many Spanish-speaking parts of the world, arroz con leche (rice pudding) sweetened with condensed milk and dusted with cinnamon is a classic component of the holiday feast. Here, nutritious Ancient Harvest Quinoa takes the place of white rice to create a modern spin. We think it might just become a new favorite.

For more delicious and nutritious quinoa recipes, be sure to visit the recipes page at AncientHarvest.com.