Delicious, Locally Grown Quinoa

Delicious, Locally Grown Quinoa

Whether you’re dining in, or taking out, Colorado Quinoa from Ardent Mills is here to support local businesses.

As one of the fastest growing ingredients on menus today, Quinoa provides a reliable, easy-to-use source of protein and nutrients that’s easily added into recipes. With Ardent Mills’ Colorado Quinoa, you can make a difference providing premium quality, nutritious meals to your customers that support local farmers with every bite.

 

A Heritage of Sustainability

Quinoa has always been a highly sustainable food source. Unlike rice, which requires about 7 feet of water each year to grow, quinoa needs only 12.5 inches. A highly resilient plant, quinoa thrives where no other crops are viable. It traditionally grows on saline, desert lands at an altitude of 12,000 feet. That's why its grown in the San Luis Valley in Colorado. Learn more about where its grown and the farmers here. 


Quinoa in the field

 

Recipe to try!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

If you love tabbouleh, give this bright, fresh salad a try. Cooking quinoa with vegetable broth is an easy way to add rich, savory flavor.

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoons white balsamic dressing
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and cracked black pepper

Combine the quinoa and vegetable broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for 18 minutes or until the quinoa is tender.

While the quinoa is cooking, roughly chop the spinach and quarter the cherry tomatoes.

Toss the cooked quinoa with the dressing, spinach, tomatoes and feta. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for before serving

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each

 

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

 

 


Fill in the Form Below to Receive Your Free Sample

We want to offer you a free sample of our Colorado Quinoa to test in your kitchen! When you fill in our form box below you will receive a sample box. The items below are what you'll receive. 

- 14 oz of Premium Colorado Quinoa 
- Wooden Spoon
- Information Sheet on Colorado Quinoa