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20 Easy & Delicious Quinoa Recipes

Collage for 20 Quinoa Recipes with six examples

As we head to the ever so lovely “bikini season” a.k.a dreaded season a.k.a.a. i-wish-i-wouldn’t-have-eaten-that-last-cookie-now-i-need-to-go-run-3-miles season; its time to get serious about healthy eating! A great way to start is by using quinoa in your recipes.

What is Quinoa? Well, it is essentially a seed that is gluten-free and whole grain.  When cooked up tastes like a cross between oatmeal and rice. It is high in protein, low in fat, has a good amount of fiber and iron, and contains no gluten.

In order to get you started on your gluten-free Quinoa adventure here are 20 amazingly light, easy, and healthy Quinoa Recipes. They range from desserts to burgers to salads and even breakfast foods. I hope you enjoy. Let me know which one was your favorite!

Spinach & Cheddar Quinoa Cakes with Creamy Buffalo Dip | Running to the Kitchen


Honey Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Bowls | How Sweet it is


Coconut Almond Breakfast Quinoa | Our Best Bites


Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake | Half Baked Harvest

Unforgetable Chocolate Quinoa Cake | Barefeet in the Kitchen

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Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls | Iowa Girl Eats


Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers | Damn Delicious


Garlic Butter Shrimp with Quinoa | Pinch of Yum


Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins | Yummy Healthy Easy


Baked Eggs with Quinoa and Fresh Salsa | This Gal Cooks


Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers | Love & Lemons


Brussel Sprouts with Quinoa & Cranberries | With Style & Grace


Quinoa Coconut Mango Breakfast Cookies | Healthful Pursuit


Mexican Quinoa & Sweet Potato Casserole | Fit Foodie Finds


 Black Bean, Feta & Avocado Quinoa Wrap with Avocado Tahini Sauce | Cooking Quinoa


Kale Quinoa Minestrone | Cooking Classy


Quinoa Fudge Brownies | Jeanettes Healthy Living


Crispy Baked Quinoa Crusted Chicken Parmesan | Closet Cooking

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Veggie Fried Quinoa | Nosh and Nourish


Pomegranate Salad with Quinoa | I Heart Naptime


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28 comments on “20 Easy & Delicious Quinoa Recipes”

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    Sophie Anderson

    Served this at a lunch for 70 and everyone loved it. Not one little bit left over. Would not change a thing.

  2. This was really tasty! Will definitely make it again. My first attempt at making quinoa. Thank you for sharing!

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    Richard Tunner

    Thank you for this burger idea. I have never cooked quinoa in my life, but this simple recipe has made me into a master chef instantly πŸ™‚

  4. This was a great guide, this was my first time making quinoa and it is deliciously perfect with your instructions! Thank you very much!

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    Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit

    Wow. This Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake looks is a pure combination of taste, I love healthy food. Thanks for sharing

  6. Thanks for sharing so many great Quinoa recipes. I just started cooking with this wonderful food about 2 months ago and can’t get enough! Thanks for sharing on Cast Party Wednesday.

    1. Thanks Linda, quinoa is definitely pretty awesome and can be used with so much stuff. Thanks for the party!

  7. This is such a great round up Krista! I love quinoa and am always looking for new dishes and ways to make it – pinning πŸ™‚

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    Never knew how many things you could use quinoa for… can’t wait to try some of these recipes. πŸ™‚

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Thanks for the reminder about bikini season πŸ˜› Love quinoa with everything! Pinned and looking forward to trying some of these recipes.

    1. haha.. no problem. πŸ™‚ It is just around the corner, the pool opens here next month.. yippee! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the pin girl, hope you have a great rest of the day!

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Wow what a great roundup of quinoa recipes Krista! Pinning!! That mexican casserole with sweet potato is first on my list I think!

    1. Thanks Chris… I know that one and the brownie one are on my list of one to dry… and the pomegranate one… and the burger.. ok.. all of them! πŸ™‚

  11. Oh, I’m so excited about this recipe collection! Thank you! Now to decide which one to try first. πŸ™‚

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Whoa! Great round up Krista. Definitely need to stock up on the quinoa for all these delicious recipes!