qui·​noa | \ ˈkēn-ˌwä How to pronounce quinoa (audio) , kē-ˈnō-ə\

Definition of quinoa

: an annual herb (Chenopodium quinoa) of the goosefoot family that is native to the Andean highlands and is cultivated for its starchy seeds which are used as food and ground into flour also : its seeds

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The challenge was to make a dish using ingredients salmon, quinoa, eggplant and Swiss chard, and to do it in 45 minutes. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "East Baltimore wellness festival Black Girls Cook promotes healthy eating," 29 June 2019 There’s Kirkland slippers, Kirkland underpants, Kirkland plastic wrap, Kirkland coffee, Kirkland quinoa, and even Kirkland hair-growth pills. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "You don’t need a Costco membership to buy Kirkland products online," 26 June 2019 The flours in gluten-free bread might be made of millet, rice, chia, potato, almond, buckwheat, quinoa, corn, or other things more expensive than wheat. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "7 Great Gluten-Free Breads, According to Someone Who Has Tried Them All," 31 May 2019 Tyson recently introduced blended sausages and meatballs, made with bacon, chicken, vegetables, barley, lentils and quinoa among other ingredients, under its existing Aidells brand. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Even Tyson is getting in on the plant-based meat craze. But it's not what you think," 13 June 2019 Lunch Meghan's go-to lunch while filming included salad with some kind of protein, like a seasoned veggie quinoa. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle's Daily Diet Looks Ridiculously Delicious and Healthy," 22 May 2019 Skillet Chicken Thighs With Peaches, Arugula, and Quinoa Sweet peaches are the perfect complement to savory chicken and nutty quinoa in this dish. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Cook Perfectly Crispy Chicken Thighs Every Time," 25 Feb. 2019 Plus, quinoa and amaranth (two of-the-moment ancient grains) are downright unpronounceable for some. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Why "Clean Eating" Is Total B.S., According to a Nutritionist," 29 Nov. 2018 Vegetarian options: Several starters (hummus, fries, malakoff, salad,) and one entree (quinoa and lentils with beets, pine nuts, pickled cauliflower). Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Perch at Blackbird Eatery for Mary Swortwood's latest," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of quinoa

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quinoa

Spanish, from Quechua kinua

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