We’ve rounded up 20 of our Best Quinoa Recipes! From quinoa salads and delicious quinoa bowls to simple quinoa sides and vegetarian quinoa dinners, these simple quinoa recipes will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied!

Here are 20 of our Best Quinoa Recipes that will not only leave you feeling nourished and satisfied but will DELIGHT your taste buds, as well!

20 Simple, Healthy Quinoa Recipes

One of our go-to healthy staples around here is Quinoaa mighty little superfood packed with protein and fiber.  What we love about quinoa is how quickly it cooks ( just 20 minutes!) and how handy it is for midweek meals.

It’s gluten-free and technically a seed rather than a grain- a great option for those with gluten sensitivities. Make a big batch, refrigerate or freeze and reheat for weeknight meals, toss into salads, add to soups, or use it as a base for healthy bowls.

How to cook Quinoa (in a nutshell)

Cooking quinoa couldn’t be any easier! A basic ratio for water (or stock) to quinoa is 2 to 1. Bring 2 parts liquid and 1 part rinsed quinoa to a boil over high heat. Season with salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Lower heat and cover, simmering gently until all the water is gone, around 15-20 minutes. Let it stand 5 minutes, then it is ready! (PRO TIP: Always rinse quinoa before cooking- this helps remove its bitterness.)

Everyday Quinoa Our Best Quinoa Recipes: Everyday Quinoa with Lemon, Shallot and Herbs - a delicious, healthy side dish that is perfect for potlucks or Sunday meal prep. Vegan, gluten-free and full of flavor! #quinoa #easyquinoa #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #healthyside #sidedish #wholegrian #quinoarecipe

Simple, but incredibly delicious, this Everyday Quinoa with Lemon, Shallot and Herbs is our “go-to” side dish that compliments so many things. Vegan, gluten-free and full of flavor, it’s one of my favorite quinoa recipes on the blog! Make a big batch for the workweek.

Lemony Chickpea Quinoa SaladLemony Chickpea Quinoa Salad with cucumber, tomato, dill, parsley and Preserved Lemon Dressing. #chickpeasalad #quinoasalad

We can’t get enough of this Lemony Chickpea Quinoa Salad! It’s made with cucumber, tomato, dill, parsley and the most flavorful Preserved Lemon Dressing -vegan, healthy, and full of so much flavor. The perfect quinoa recipe for summer!

Broccoli Quinoa Cakes!Our Best Quinoa Recipes! These Broccoli Quinoa Cakes can be made in 30 minutes & are a delicious healthy meal that your whole family will love! #quinoacakes #quinoarecipes #broccolicakes

These Broccoli Quinoa Cakes are delicious and hearty, with great flavor and texture. Make them ahead and reheat for midweek meals- a tasty healthy quinoa recipe your whole family will love!

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Moroccan Lentil Quinoa SoupOur Favorite Quinoa Recipes! This Moroccan Red Lentil Quinoa Soup is made with simple ingredients, easy to make and full of delicious flavor! Make this in an Instant Pot or stove top. #lentilsoup #veganlentilsoup #vegansoup #quinoasoup #moroccansoup #redlentilsoup

One of our favorite vegan soups, This Moroccan Red Lentil Quinoa Soup is made with simple ingredients and is full of so delicious flavor! Very easy- make this in an Instant Pot or stovetop.

Southwest Quinoa Salad

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is quick and easy to put together and full of fresh Southwest flavors- perfect for casual summer gatherings, potlucks and bbqs. Vegan and Gluten-Free!

This Southwest Black Bean Quinoa Salad is quick and easy to put together and full of fresh Southwest flavors- perfect for casual summer gatherings, potlucks and bbqs. Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Carrot Quinoa Salad with AlmondsCarrot Quinoa Salad with Almonds and Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette- a delicious vegan salad that can be made ahead. #vegan #quinoa #quinoasalad #carrotsalad #vegansalad

This crunchy, satisfying Carrot Quinoa Salad with Almonds and Apple Cider Vinaigrette is another good make-ahead salad, perfect for midweek lunches, to serve it as a tasty side at dinnertime.

 

Peruvian Burritos with Quinoa & Aji Verde Sauce (Vegan!)These Peruvian Burritos are filled with roasted sweet potato, fresh corn, peppers, quinoa and creamy blackbeans, then drizzled with spicy Peruvian Green Sauce. A flavor bomb! Vegan and Delicious! #vegan #burrito #peruvianfood #peruvianrecipes #veganburrito

These savory, hearty Peruvian Burritos are filled with quinoa, roasted sweet potato, fresh corn, peppers, and creamy black beans, then drizzled with spicy Peruvian Green Sauce. A flavor bomb! Vegan and Delicious!

 

Quinoa Stuffed Poblano with Mole Negro Sauce

Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Chili with black beans, quinoa, goat cheese- topped with a dark complex Mole Negro Sauce. | www.feastingathome.com

This Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Chili is filled with black beans, quinoa, goat cheese, topped with a dark complex Mole Negro Sauce. A special, decadent meal that will WOW your taste buds. Save this one for a special occasion.

Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes with Tomato-Chickpea RelishCrispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes with Tomato Chickpea Relish- a delicious, healthy flavorful vegan dinner that is gluten-free.  #quinoacakes #vegan #veganquinoa #veganquinoacakes #veganquinoarecipes #quinoapatties #glutenfree

One of the “oldest” recipes on the blog, these Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes with Tomato Chickpea Relish- is still one of our go-to meals around here. So hearty and satisfying, and full of delicious flavors. Keep it vegan or add goat cheese crumbles.

Chickpea Quinoa Veggie Burgers Our Best Quinoa Recipes! Packed with nutritious ingredients, this Chickpea Quinoa Veggie Burger is full of savory delicious flavor and satisfying texture.  Great with a variety of toppings. Vegetarian and Gluten-free, Vegan-adaptable! #veggieburger #chickpeaburger

Packed with nutritious ingredients, this Chickpea Quinoa Veggie Burger is full of savory delicious flavor and satisfying texture.  Great with a variety of toppings. Vegetarian and Gluten-free, Vegan-adaptable!

Baked Quinoa with Corn, Zucchini, Feta & Fresh Tomato RelishBaked Quinoa with Zucchini, Corn and feta, topped with a fresh Tomato Relish. A healthy, easy vegetarian dinner recipe, perfect for summer! #bakedquinoa #quinoabake #corn #zucchinirecipes

Baked Quinoa with Zucchini, Corn and feta, topped with a fresh Tomato Relish. A healthy, easy vegetarian dinner recipe, perfect for summer!

Beet Bliss Bowl with QuinoaBrighten up your day with this Winter Bliss Bowl! A simple vegan bowl made with beets, quinoa, avocado and chickpeas-that can be made in under 30 minutes! Great for meal-prepping and guaranteed to lift your spirits! #bowl #buddhabowl #veganbowl #

Brighten up your day with this  Beet Bliss Bowl! A simple vegan bowl made with beets, quinoa, avocado and chickpeas-that can be made in under 30 minutes! Great for meal-prepping, bright and playful, and guaranteed to lift your spirits!

 

Lemony Chicken Arugula Quinoa SaladLemony Chicken Arugula Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Creamy Basil Dressing- an easy low-carb, high protein salad that is full of amazing flavor! #salad #chickensalad #quinoa #quinoasalad #arugula #arugulasaladLemony Chicken Arugula Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Creamy Basil Dressing- an easy low-carb, high protein salad that is full of amazing flavor! For a veggie option, sub Crispy Tofu!

Kale and Quinoa Salad with ApplesKale Quinoa Salad with Apples, Chickpeas and Currants! A hearty vegan salad that can be made ahead- perfect for potlucks, gatherings or midweek lunches! #kalesalad #vegansalad #quinoasalad #chickpeasalad #healthysalad #potluck

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Apples, Chickpeas and Currants! A hearty vegan salad that can be made ahead- perfect for potlucks, gatherings or midweek lunches!

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Our Best Quinoa Recipes! Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Eggplant and Chickpeas with Zhoug Yogurt. A flavorful vegetarian dinner! #stuffedpeppers #vegetarian #stuffedbellpepper

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Eggplant and Chickpeas with Zhoug Yogurt. A flavorful vegetarian dinner!

Quinoa Breakfast BowlsThese delicious, healthy make-ahead Breakfast Bowls are full of whole grains and nutrients. Vegan and gluten-free-adaptable.

These delicious, healthy make-ahead Breakfast Bowls are full of whole grains like quinoa or millet and topped with fresh healthy ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free-adaptable.

 

Quinoa Tabouli Salad with strawberries!Our favorite Quinoa Recipes: Strawberry Quinoa "Tabouli" Salad - a twist on traditional tabouli, this spring-inspired version is made with quinoa, parsley, mint, and cucumber. Add avocado, toasted, slivered almonds, or feta if you like! #tabouli

Strawberry Quinoa “Tabouli” Salad – a twist on traditional tabouli, this spring-inspired version is made with quinoa, parsley, mint, and cucumber. Add avocado, toasted, slivered almonds, or feta if you like!

 

Quinoa Asparagus Salad (aka Spring Tabouli)This recipe for Quinoa Asparagus Salad is like "Spring Tabouli" - it's tossed with fresh peas, parsley, fresh dill, lemon, sliced almonds, avocado and optional goat or feta cheese. A healthy, vegan-adaptable salad that can be made ahead- perfect for barbecues, potlucks and outdoor gatherings. #quinoa #asparagus #tabouli

This Quinoa Asparagus Salad (aka “Spring Tabouli”) is made with asparagus, fresh peas, parsley, fresh dill, lemon, sliced almonds, avocado and optional goat or feta cheese. A healthy, vegan-adaptable salad that can be made ahead- perfect for barbecues, potlucks, and outdoor gatherings.

Moroccan Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Olives, Almonds and MintMoroccan Quinoa and Blood Orange Salad with Almonds, olives and mint. #quinoarecipes

Moroccan Quinoa and Blood Orange Salad with Almonds, olives, and mint. An oldie but goodie on the blog.

Holiday Crunch SaladHoliday Crunch Salad - w/ Quinoa, Pomegranate Seeds, avocado, parsley and toasted Almonds...a healthy vegan gluten -free salad to your holiday table! | #vegansalad #healthysalad #christmassalad #pomegranate #quinoa #quinoasalad |www.feastingathome. com

Save this recipe until pomegranates are in season! This Holiday Crunch Salad is made with Quinoa, almonds, avocado, loads of herbs and fresh pomegranate- this one is full of so many healthy nutrients, and most of all flavor. One of the most popular quinoa recipes on the blog!

Quinoa Chicken Salad 

A hearty, protein-packed,  Chicken Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, tomatoes, fresh herbs, arugula and lemon zest that can be made ahead! 

A hearty, protein-packed,  Chicken Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, tomatoes, fresh herbs, arugula and lemon zest that can be made ahead!

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  1. Great list!!! I subscribe to many ‘food sites’, but yours seems to be the only one that I read through completely!!! Always a hit in my house. Warm regards!

  2. You cant beat Quinoa! Ill say it time & again, what a gorgeous grain to use in almost everything! The burgers were exceptional! The flavour was there! Im so excited to make more recipes using this ancient & nutritious grain!

  3. I tried the lemony chickpea quinoa salad and it was good. I thought the preserved lemons added a bitterness to the salad because of the rind so next time, I might just use lemon juice instead. If anyone has tips on how to make my quinoa less clumpy though, I’m all ears:)

    1. Sorry about the clumpy quinoa Cassey- did it seem too wet? Or perhaps the grains overcooked and broke apart when mixed?

  4. Can’t wait to try the chickpea quinoa burger! We haven’t had a recipe we didn’t like yet😋

  5. I enjoy looking over all the recipes you post and trying them out! I’ve recently been incorporating more quinoa into my meals, so this literally came at the perfect time! Thank you so much Sylvia!!

  6. The Peruvian Burritos were amazing! I must admit the recipe was quite involved, but I was very satisfied that it makes at least 4 burritos so that I could make 2 meals out of it for my husband and I. It also taught me that I really should get a proper blender. My beloved immersible blender is not tough enough for nuts. Thank you Sylvia. Your blog is my very favourite for delicious vegetarian food for many reasons. You are not an extremist. I love that you eat meat sometimes. Your vegetarian recipes don’t involve anything that imitates traditional meat recipes…I’m really not fond of those. They are most often very intriguing and inspiring and delicious.

  7. The recipes look great. I want to make the Moroccan salad for a light summer meal. Thank you for sharing these recipes.

  8. I tried the carrot salad – and it was wonderful. So many flavors! I omitted the garlic and added avocado. It was beautifully colorful. Thanks!

  9. I can’t wait to try the quinoa burrito recipe! I love all the other Peruvian recipes you have made.

  10. I always feel a bit heretical when I admit to being vegan and not being a fan of quinoa. I know the nutritional profile, but there’s something about the texture that I find…aggravating. Yes. I know. This is heretical.

    That said, I do have some quinoa remaining from the last time I purchased quinoa (and some quinoa flour!), so I’m thinking that the Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes may make an appearance on my plate this week, especially since I can make them and freeze for ease of meal prep when heat and fatigue prove too overwhelming to cook.

    I promise to keep trying quinoa if these prove to bypass the texture issue I’ve encountered before!

    1. Hey Angela- it’s not for everyone. I think if you are not drawn to it- don’t force yourself- listen to your body, it knows!

  11. So, I made the lemony chickpea quinoa salad last night for dinner and it was wonderful. I made the lemon preserve a while back and was very please to be able to use them again! I then used the leftovers today for the breakfast bowl and that was delicious as well. I love quinoa, it’s so versatile and filling. Thanks, Slyvia!

  12. I loved that strawberry tabouli salad, perfect for a warm spring day! Thank you for continuing to share so many amazing recipes, your blog is my go-to!!

  13. I wasn’t a big fan of Quinoa until I tried some of these recipes. They are really great and now I am definitely a convert!

  14. I’ve made several of these and love them all. Can’t wait to try new ones. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

  15. I’ve made several of these recipes already and loved them! I cannot wait to try more, especially the Carrot Quinoa Salad with Almonds!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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