Quinta Quinoa: Canada’s Superfood + Contest

We were recently introduced to Quinta Quinoa, a locally grown, high nutrient, Ontario quinoa product. Quinoa, typically produced in South America, is a protein packed superfood ancient grain.  Over the past few years, the popularity of quinoa has exploded around the world as a low carb, vegan protein option. Quinta has spent the past six years developing quinoa as a local superfood crop in North America. Quinta Quinoa is the first locally sourced quinoa to be produced and processed right here in Ontario, opening up a new crop opportunity for Ontario farmers and increasing agricultural diversity in the region.

The use of rich Canadian soils and a proprietary quinoa seed developed in Ontario through natural breeding (non-GMO) makes Quinta Quinoa nutritionally superior, with twice the protein and four times the mineral levels of standard quinoa. It is the only quinoa on the market to achieve six nutrient content claims including High in Protein, Zinc and Fibre, Excellent Source of Iron and Magnesium, and Source of Calcium.

If you’re not already familiar with Quinta Quinoa, we tested out 2 recipes to show you how it can be the perfect food for the busy North American lifestyle. We made a nutritious Pesto Quinta Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, a nice way to kick start any morning, but can also be enjoyed for lunch and dinner. The second recipe we tested was for a crunchy Chocolate Quinta Quinoa Granola, made with uncooked quinoa!

Make sure you check out the Quinta Quinoa Recipes below and enter our Quinta Quinoa Contest (below) for a chance to win 2 of 10 – 400g bag of Quinta Quinoa- shipped to your door.


Quinta Quinoa is now available on Amazon.ca (Link Here) and they are offering an exclusive 25% off code to Good Food Toronto readers.  Use Code:QUINTA17″ (expires Aug. 6, 2017)


Savoury Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls 

Chocolate Quinta Quinoa Granola 


[CONTEST NOW CLOSED] Thank you all for entering!

We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Quinta Quinoa- Canada’s SuperFood to give away 10 bags of Quinta Quinoa.

5 lucky winners will receive 2x 400g bags of Quinta Quinoa to cook up their own superfood meals! 


BLOG: Tell us in the comments (below) what you would make with Quinta Quinoa? (Max 1 entry per person in the comments.)

For additional chances to win:

INSTAGRAM: Enter the Quinta Quinoa Contest on our Instagram (Here)

FACEBOOK: Enter the Quinta Quinoa Contest on our Facebook (Here)

TWITTER: Enter the Quinta Quinoa Contest on our Twitter (Here)


  • The contest will run from Thursday, July 13th to Sunday, August 6th – 2017  12:00 AM EST
  • There will be 5 winners & prizes are not transferrable.
  • Maximum entries per person = 5 (1x Blog, 2x Facebook, 2x Instagram, 1x Twitter). 
  • All winners must be willing to provide their full name, e-mail address and a mailing address.
  • The contest is opened to Canadian residents only.
  • The winners will be chosen at random.
  • The winners will be notified by email or direct message and must respond before the deadline indicated in the email/direct message. Failure to respond timely to the notification will result in forfeiture of the prize and another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck 🙂

Head to Quinta.co for more information on the only Ontario grown quinoa available and be sure to like Quinta Quinoa on Facebook and follow them on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for company updates and recipes.

By | 2017-08-10T12:26:35+00:00 July 13th, 2017|
  • wai man leung

    i would mix quinoa into pan cake , entry pls

  • Yuen Ch

    I would mix the quinoa in Japanese curry!

  • Tara Gauthier

    I would love to make greek quinoa salad.

  • Heidi P

    I have never tried quinoa before but with the chance to win some I would love to bake it in Chicken Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers as we here LOVE bell peppers.
    thanks @goodfoodtoronto.com

  • Jessica

    I use quinoa in my turkey meatloaf recipe. It’s so delicious and good for you!

  • patsy

    I make the warm quinoa salad featured on their website :).Thanks!

  • Matthew Gordon

    I would definitely make some quinoa granola!

  • Adam Steele

    would use it for a salad!

  • Ariel C

    i would make a chicken and mango quinoa bowl!

  • billiondollarprincesss

    I would use it for a salad

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I would use it for granola TY <3 xoxo

  • Anna Key

    I would make the Chocolate Quinta Quinoa Granola! It sounds delish!!

  • Christy

    I would make Quinoa salad – with mint, cilantro, corn, peppers, onion, and cucumbers , it’s a big hit!


    I would use it in my homemade granola!

  • Larker

    I would make tabouli salad with quinoa and lots of parsley.

  • Kim Patrick

    I would give it to my sister to make quinoa salad.

  • bearabear

    I like using it in a salad or adding it to cook with my rice.

  • lisaaa

    So healthy and great to start your day.

  • Stephanie Barber

    My daughter is 11 and she likes to make a quinoa salad for me!

  • fossie55

    I would add it t my morning porridge.
    Florence Cochrane

  • kcrmb

    I would make baked tomatoes stuffed with quinoa

  • Betty Spry

    I would make a great soup and add quinoa just before eating.

  • Nicolas Chow

    Love quinoa salads!

  • Wayne Couzens

    I would love to try the Chocolate Quinta Quinoa Granola

  • jumpingranny

    The breakfast bowl.

  • CyberScooby

    That breakfast bowl definitely looks worth a try … without the egg though

  • Brandee H

    I would love to try a quinoa breakfast bowl. Looks great!

  • Iain

    I put it in my smoothies because it grinds better than chia and tastes better than flax

  • disqus_TiF89YSMsu

    The breakfast bowl looks amazing – I’d love to try that!

  • ToCo

    Chicken, Kale & Quinoa Soup!

  • Mei Ling Liu

    i would make salad with Quinta quinoa

  • I would eat the Quinta Quinoa as a side, like with rice, probably with some veggies added!

  • SarahJ

    I’d make a delicious quinoa salad.

  • Edith Rennes

    For sure I’d make a Quinoa salad

  • eric

    I would give it to my Sister so she could make me a good meal

  • pmkpmk

    I would make salad with Quinta Quinoa

  • lp

    add it to steel cut oats for a energized breakfast. thanks

  • Calvin F.

    I’d make quinoa salad.

  • SJ

    a quinoa salad with shrimp, mushrooms and a vinaigrette. yummy!!

  • Erin Lewis

    I would make a quinoa wrap with loads of veggies and feta and a balsamic dressing.

  • Alison Braidwood

    I’d roast some vegetables, make a vinaigrette, and serve it warm with goat’s cheese.

  • thomas rusinak

    Quinona is healthy!

  • Carole B.

    i love quinoa in salads instead of couscous!

  • Deena Resnickoff

    I would cook the Quinoa, chill it and then toss it with blue cheese dressing,toasted pine nuts, raisins, and sliced green onions.

  • Tainan Lu

    I would add the quinoa to my smoothies

  • Luminous Angel

    Definitely the Chocolate Quinta Quinoa Granola!

  • John Bennett

    Would add it to my morning yogourt!

  • Eric Bosman

    Always love me a stir fry with some quinoa.

  • Tricia Bird

    I love adding quinoa to my salad and making it sweet by adding raisins and cinnamon. It becomes like rice pudding Mmmmmm

  • I had a few ideas, but that’s about pesto breakfast bowl looks delicious! Win or lose I have to try that one!

  • Francine F.

    Averie Cooks has a fabulous recipe for a superfoods salad with quinoa and blueberries, along with a bunch of other goodies – I’d make up a batch of it – great for potlucks, too!

  • Leah

    I’d make a delicious grain bowl type salad with the quinoa

  • Victoria Ess

    I would make quinoa breakfast frittatas

  • batye1

    I would add the quinoa to my salad

  • Zach

    I would make egg quinoa breakfast muffin


    I would add the quinoa to my yogurt smoothies

  • Cheryl

    I make an amazing Quinoa Berry Bowl! My family loves it. If I win, I will make lots of them.
    (@loucheryl on Twitter, loucheryl on Instagram, Cheryl Andrews-Morreale on FB)

  • Brittany Humbke

    I would make stuffed peppers.

  • Elizabeth Friesen

    I would definitely make the Savoury Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls featured in the post above! They sound delicious! I know everyone in my family would love them!!! What a great start to our day!!! 😀

  • Arthur Ng

    Would definitely make some Greek style quinoa!

  • Jonnie

    I would make the Chocolate Quinta Quinoa Granola

  • ami bruce

    I use quinoa in everything. In place of rice. In my black bean burgers…soups. I haven’t tried anything sweet yet, so I will give that a go.

  • teeslee

    I would make quinoa salad

  • Glogirl3

    I would make a black bean quinoa salad.

  • jemrah

    I would love to find a recipe for a summer salad using quinoa!

  • luisa

    Would love to make some Chocolate Granola!

  • Jennifer

    I’d make a Mayan breakfast bowl: chocolate with quinoa to power my day!

  • Janice

    I would try the breakfast bowl!