When it's time to make dinner, nothing is more appetizing than a delicious side of quinoa, and as this super food becomes more and more popular among nutritionists and foodies alike, the number of easy and simple dinner quinoa recipes is growing. This food can be eaten as a main course, a side dish, or served in an appetizer, and while it is perfect for lunch and dinner options, some people have even found ways to work it into their breakfast routines. If you're looking for some easy ways to get started with this food, check out the following recipes.

Spiced Salmon And Quinoa Recipe

This is one of the many easy and simple dinner quinoa recipes that make good use of a spiced, seared salmon. In a medium saucepan, use about one teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat, and dice up one small sweet onion, and 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt with 1/4 of a teaspoon of pepper. As the onion begins to golden after roughly 3 minutes you can add one cup of well rinsed quinoa and 1 and 1/2cups of water to the mix. Bring this to a boil, reduce your heat to low setting and cover your pan to continue simmering the quinoa for the next 10 minutes, or until the water has all evaporated out of the mixture. Add one cup of broccoli and 1/4 cup of raisins, 1/4 almonds, and 2 diced scallions to the mixture with an additional 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Fold this together and cook only until broccoli is tender. Serve this with a salmon steak which has been prepared with salt, pepper, and paprika.

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

This is one of the most easy and simple dinner quinoa recipes you will love to try over and over again. Rinse 1/2 cup of quinoa. Add this to a medium sauce pan with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer and covering with a lid. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and continue simmering quinoa for 12 minutes. Cut 4 medium zucchini into half long ways, and scoop out the inner seeds so that there is an area inside the zucchini for stuffing. Place the cut and scooped zucchini into a baking tray and begin preparing your quinoa mixture by folding in a 15 ounce can of rinsed cannelloni beans and one cup of cherry tomatoes, which have been quartered. Sprinkle with 2 diced garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and pepper, and 3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Now mix this together and spoon into the open zucchini; bake for 35 minutes, cool, and enjoy.

Quinoa Salad Recipe

For something healthy and appetizing that tops the list of easy and simple dinner quinoa recipes, you should try a quinoa salad. Begin by readying the quinoa in a medium saucepan, about half a cup to one cup of water, with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low so that it may simmer for 12 minutes or until water is evaporated. Now you can cool your quinoa and prepare the rest of the salad by dicing half an English cucumber, half a pound of tomatoes, and 4 cups of baby arugula. Mix together and drizzle with a mixture of 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar.