12 Hearty Quinoa, Farro, and Bulgar Recipes

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Farro Gnocchi with Pork Ragù

Farro Gnocchi with Pork Ragù

In this Umbrian ragù, fennel pollen adds a sweet aroma and a flavor similar to that of the fennel-laced sausages found in Italian butcher shops. Get the recipe for Farro Gnocchi with Pork Ragù »Con Poulos
Farro Grain Bowl

Farro Grain Bowl

A simple grain bowl is the perfect easy meal: quick, nourishing, and plenty satisfying. Feel free to adapt the ingredients in this recipe to whatever's in your fridge and pantry; grain bowls love leftovers. Get the recipe for Farro Grain Bowl »Farideh Sadeghin
Pilaf

Fonio Pilaf with Dates, Carrots, and Peanuts

This gluten-free grain, a type of millet, provides a wonderfully nutty backbone to a salad of sweet dates and carrots, and crunchy roasted peanuts. Get the recipe for Fonio Pilaf with Dates, Carrots, and Peanuts »Ryan Liebe
Grouper in Crab Sauce with Black Quinoa and Pickled Fennel

Grouper in Crab Sauce with Black Quinoa and Pickled Fennel

Meaty butter-basted grouper fillets are topped with a butter-rich, citrusy crab sauce and served over wilted kale and quinoa in this recipe adapted from one by Florida-based chef Jeffrey Jew. Get the recipe for Grouper in Crab Sauce with Black Quinoa and Pickled Fennel »Ingalls Photography

Root Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Pickled Sunchokes

Root Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Pickled Sunchokes
Red quinoa, which is similar in flavor and texture to white quinoa, adds color to this warm, hearty winter salad. Get the recipe for Root Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Pickled Sunchokes »Ryan Liebe
Pan-Fried Sole with Red Quinoa and Vegetables

Pan-Fried Sole with Red Quinoa and Vegetables

Filets of sole are set atop fluffy red quinoa, roasted tomatoes, and tender-crisp vegetables under an emulsified lemon-butter sauce in this dish inspired by one at Marseille's Le Café des Epices. Get the recipe for Pan-Fried Sole with Red Quinoa and Vegetables »Ingalls Photography
Sprouted Seed and Grain Salad with Spiced Prawns

Sprouted Seed and Grain Salad with Spiced Prawns

This hearty grain and seed salad is perfect for lunch, as the quinoa, buckwheat, and sunflower seeds luxuriate in a lemon dressing with mandarin-sauced shrimp. Get the recipe for Sprouted Seed and Grain Salad with Spiced Prawns »Ryan Liebe
Herbed Lemon Quinoa

Herbed Lemon Quinoa

Quinoa, which is botanically a seed and not a grain, is widely accepted as a Passover-friendly starch. In this recipe from cookbook author Leah Koenig, it gets dressed up for the seder table with a mix of sweet sautéed shallots, lemon, and parsley. Get the recipe for Herbed Lemon Quinoa »Cory Baldwin

Quinoa Salad with Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint

Quinoa Salad with Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint
This light quinoa salad, filled with scallions, mint, snap peas, and crisp haricots verts tossed in a Dijon vinaigrette, makes a perfect summer side dish for picnics and barbecues. Get the recipe for Quinoa Salad with Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint »Matt Taylor-Gross
Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema, Breakfast

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema

Granola and quinoa lend a sneaky earthy-crunchy vibe to these substantial, fluffy pancakes from Dennis Bernard, chef de cuisine of Chicago's Dove's Luncheonette. Get the recipe for Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes with Lemon Crema »Joseph De Leo
TABBOULEH

Tabbouleh

Cinnamon and allspice add distinctive flavor to this version of the classic Middle Eastern parsley salad. Get the recipe for Tabbouleh »Matt Taylor-Gross
Kibbeh

Kibbeh (Lamb and Bulgur Wheat Croquettes)

Rich ground lamb and fine grain bulgur wheat are used to form a shell around sauteed chuck and earthy pine nuts. Generously seasoned with cumin, coriander, allspice, and cinnamon, the Middle Eastern-style croquettes offer an inviting aroma and tantalizing flavor. Get the recipe for Kibbeh (Lamb and Bulgur Wheat Croquettes) »Todd Coleman