Quinoa has a very distinctive flavor that’s a bit nutty. Its taste is unique and pleasing, although like any new food, it may take a few times to develop a taste and feel for cooking it. It’s delicious as a quick cooking side-dish at dinner with butter, salt, and pepper, but also nice as a cooked cereal. It is light, easily digested, and has a good nutritional profile. It will also hold its texture when reheated as there is very little gluten. Leftover quinoa is delicious and slightly crunchy when added to muffin or pancake batter.