Quinoa is an ancient grain that was known as “the gold of the Incas.” It’s rich in protein and cooks up into a fluffy and slightly crunchy texture. While some consider quinoa a “power food,” the gluten-free population embraces it as a grain that conforms to their dietary needs. Restaurants are serving quinoa in a variety of preps.

La Bar Cebichería Peruana
San Francisco, CA
Solterito De Quinoa: Quinoa salad with olives, lima beans, cilantro, bell peppers, queso fresco, and red onion tossed in an olive oil dressing; $8

Gramercy Tavern
New York, NY
Radish, Beet And Quinoa Salad; $12

Chicago, IL
Red Inca Quinoa: Ceci, grilled pita, housemade halumi, pickled garlic, olives, ginger carrot jus; $10

Boston, MA
Grilled Swordfish: Roasted eggplant & quinoa salad, marinated heirloom tomatoes

Los Angeles
Warm Quinoa Salad: Sautéed spinach, white beans, sweet potato, caramelized onions; $24


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