Our Best Quinoa Recipes Featuring 30+ Foolproof Favorites!


by Sil Pancho



Looking for a way to jazz up quinoa? This tasty round up features our BEST quinoa recipes of all time!

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Quinoa is one of those pantry staples I get super excited about. It’s uber fluffy, amazingly versatile, and downright tasty!

For a full guide on how to make the PERFECT pot of quinoa, check out my fluffy quinoa tutorial.

Our Best Quinoa Recipes Featuring 30+ Foolproof Favorites!

These quinoa recipes are not only healthy but also creative, flavorful and FUN! I’m so excited for you to try them

Healthy Quinoa Salad in Bowl

Quinoa Salads

Quinoa salads are a total staple around here! They’re fresh, easy to make, and taste fantastic the next day so they’re great for meal prep! We love taking them to parties and potlucks and also just making a big bowl to scarf as lunches during the crazy work week.

1. Healthy Quinoa Salad with Edamame and Kale

2. Southwest Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

3. Rainbow Quinoa Salad

4. Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad

5. Greek Quinoa Salad

Tomato Quinoa Salad

6. Tomato Quinoa Salad

7. Edamame Quinoa Salad

8. Mexican Quinoa Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

9. Black Bean Quinoa Salad

10. Cranberry Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Fresh Cranberry Quinoa Salad

11. Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts

12. Green Bean Quinoa Salad

13. Avocado Feta Quinoa Salad with Homemade Feta Vinaigrette

14. Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili Bowls

Quinoa Chili

These scrumptious quinoa chili recipes totally changed our minds about meatless chili! The fluffy quinoa adds the most perfect texture to our veggie and bean packed chili and let some healthy filling fiber in on the fun too.

15. Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

16. Instant Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Healthy Greek Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa Bowls

There is so much to love about quinoa bowls! They’re essentially a Buddha bowl or grain bowl and can be piled high with all your favorite toppings and mix-ins. Add some fresh herbs and a speedy homemade sauce and prepare to swoon!

17. Greek Quinoa Bowls

18. Mexican Quinoa Bowls with Black Beans and Sweet Potato

19. Vegan Quinoa Bowls

20. Roasted Chickpea Quinoa Taco Bowls

Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls with a super easy hack for creating make-ahead lunches for work or school. The flavors are out of this world!!

21. Healthy Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa Side Dishes

Quinoa makes the ultimate side dish! It’s fast, fluffy, and filling and makes a fantastic swap for rice and/or pasta. Here are some of our favorites:

22. The Best Quinoa Fried Rice

23. Cucumber Quinoa Tabouli

Vegetarian Quinoa Fried Rice with Broccoli, Peas, and Carrots

24. Vegetarian Quinoa Fried Rice with Broccoli, Peas, and Carrots

25. Curried Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

26. Quinoa Tabbouleh

27. Bruschetta Quinoa

Quinoa Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Our Favorite Creative Quinoa Recipes

Have I waxed poetic about how flipping flexible quinoa is? It’s great in everything from casseroles to veggie burgers to soups and just about everything in between!

28. Quinoa Black Bean Veggie Burgers

29. Homemade Vegan Sushi Rolls with Quinoa Sticky Rice

30. Quinoa Pumpkin Burgers

Szechwan Shrimp and Broccoli

31. Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli over Fluffy Quinoa

32. Quinoa BLT Bowl

33. Quinoa Chili Tater Tot Breakfast Bowls

34. Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Betcha can't eat just one of these Sausage, Garlic, and Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms! This delicious party appetizer is wildly addictive and gloriously gluten-free too.

If you get a chance to try any of our best quinoa recipes, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Looking for a few more quinoa recipes?

Check out these delicious looking dishes from my friend’s blogs:

Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers via Sarcastic Cooking

Grilled Citrus Mango Shrimp with Mango Avocado Salsa and Quinoa via Pineapple and Coconut

Easy Quinoa Pliaf via I Heart Vegetables

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