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Quinoa & feta salad with roasted vegetables

Quinoa & feta salad with roasted vegetables

Quinoa is a fine, protein-packed grain that helps to keep you satisfied until your next meal, making this veggie salad a great lunchbox filler

Cheesy quinoa pilaf with spinach

Cheesy quinoa pilaf with spinach

This creamy pilaf incorporates the fluffy, nutty-flavoured grain, quinoa, with a decadent and delicious hard goat cheese. This has an amazing flavour and texture. Try serving with steamed salmon. I think this would work well with pine nuts as well as a variety of other cheeses.

Quinoa pilaff with cherries and walnuts

Quinoa pilaff with cherries and walnuts

Quinoa is a super-healthy grain, native to South America. It has a wonderful taste and texture that is perfect for pilaffs, so it is well worth trying.

Quinoa pilaf with cherries and walnuts

Quinoa pilaf with cherries and walnuts

Grain-like quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is not a grain at all, but the seed of a plant related to Swiss chard. Here, it is cooked with a creative mixture of tastes — thyme, cherries and walnuts — to make a great side dish.

Asian prawn & quinoa salad

Asian prawn & quinoa salad

This fresh salad is 3 of your 5-a-day. With zingy lime and a hit of chilli heat, it's also a great introduction to quinoa if you haven't tried it before

Vegetable tagine with apricot quinoa

Vegetable tagine with apricot quinoa

Niomi Smart's beautifully vibrant vegan recipe is a good source of iron and gives you all 5 of your 5-a-day! Make good use of seasonal vegetables and spices