20 Easy & Delicious Quinoa Recipes

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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 Responses
  1. 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 🙂

  2. Susan Dubose

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

  3. Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit

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

  4. Linda Warren

    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.

  5. Kelly

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

  6. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

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

    1. Krista

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

  7. 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. Krista

      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! 🙂

  8. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

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

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