Quinoa Crispies (with Truffle Salt)

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Cooked quinoa then baked until crispy. Great for salads or for a healthy snack.

Quinoa Crispies

This isn’t much of a recipe as recipes go. But it’s a great little condiment to keep around to add to salads, pasta, almost anything really – even yogurt. You’ve heard of Rice Crispies, I imagine. These are Quinoa Crispies. I just roast cooked quinoa seeds until crispy and pour them into a jar.

Feel free to lightly salt, or add truffle salt for a decadent tasting snack. Eaten alone, they almost taste like tiny, crispy popcorn.

It’s also a great way to add a little healthy protein to a vegetarian or vegan dish.

I haven’t tried them yet with a granola, but I’m thinking they’d be perfect. Lately I’ve been adding them to breadcrumbs, substituting half of the bread for quinoa. Later in the week I’ll post a recipe I’ve been making with quinoa crispies breadcrumbs and cauliflower. But until then, I urge you to make this condiment, stick it in the refrigerator, and find all the ways you can use it.

Quinoa Crispies
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Recipe type: Condiment
Serves: 2 cups
  1. Preheat over to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the cooked quinoa across the parchment to a single layer. Roast for about 30 minutes or until crispy. Exact time will be dependent upon how wet the quinoa is. It's best to check at 15 minute intervals to be safe.
  3. Toss with truffle salt, or keep plain to use as a condiment.
  4. Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Feel free to use a mixture of red and white quinoa like I did!


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    • says

      Thanks, Rita! I’ve got to find healthy snacks for me. I’m such a sugar girl, and my weight is officially now at an all-time high. I’ve got to find unsweetened snacks that I like. Plus I’m looking for ways to punch up the protein in some of my dishes that don’t have legumes, eggs, yogurt or tofu. So far, this is the favorite solution I’ve found so far :-)
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  1. says

    Me again. I’m going to try this in my toaster oven, in batches. Does the toasted (dry) quinoa really have to be stored in the fridge?

  2. says

    I never would’ve thought of toasting the quinoa this way! What an awesome idea Susan. I am definitely doing this… as soon as I get home. Such an inspired thing to do (you can tell that I am really excited about this prospect!) x
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  3. says

    omg, this amazing! I’ve heard of people popping and toasting quinoa on the stove, but that seemed a little too high maintenance for my taste.

    P.S. I saw a question someone asked if this really needed to be kept in the fridge — since you’re using cooked quinoa (which needs to be refrigerated) I definitely would play it safe and keep this in the fridge, too!

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