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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. Your recipes are a huge sucess with my family and friends here in Sao
    Paulo, Brazil .

  2. Hello Sylvia,
    I made the Moroccan Lentil Quinoa Soup. I love both lentils and quinoa so this dish was right up my alley. Per your recommendation, I added Golden Raisins and you were right, soooo tasty. This dish was excellent. It’s a keeper!

  3. Very excited to try some quinoa burger recipes and I will definitely make some kale & quinoa salad with the million bundles of greens I got in my farm box! I can always count on you!

  4. I’m making quinoa tonight. It’s like you read my mind. So many great ideas here. Thank you!

  5. Always love a good tabbouleh recipe! Your strawberry quinoa salad was such a delish twist and helped us put those fresh picked strawberries to tasty use!!! Thank you Sylvia!

  6. I love all the bright colors and flavors you always have. I have yet to have preserved lemons and I look forward to trying them!

  7. Quinoa Asparagus Salad!! Love this recipe and enjoy adding other green things with the peas and asparagus – cucumber and zuchhini because we have those in abundance during the summer months.

  8. Baked quinoa and corn! Yum! A favorite of mine in the summer is to substitute quinoa for bulgar in tabuloi.

  9. Can’t wait to try the chickpea quinoa burger! The carrot quinoa salad was awesome for lunch. Thx for the great lunch ideas

  10. I’m always looking for new ways to use quinoa, and this is a fantastic list! Will be slowly trying all of them! I love all of your recipes 🙂

  11. Lemony chickpea quinoa salad a 5 star experience. Thank you for the dazzling array of recipes you provide in your newsletters. My eyes have been opened to the endless array of possibilities and versatility of quinoa.

  12. Love quinoa and thank you for showcasing it’s versatility! I am going to make the Quinoa Asparagus Salad. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  13. I forget about quinoa – we used to eat it quite a bit when we were vegan but it has dropped off our culinary radar. Thanks for sharing!

Hi, I'm Sylvia!

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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