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14 Quick and Easy Quinoa Recipes

Embrace the versatility of this super grain with some recipes that know how to bring it to its best!
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Quinoa goes well in bowls and salads, plus pairs well with any numbers of meats and veggies. Enjoy it in all its forms below!

California Dreamin'

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

California Quinoa

Vodka & Biscuits

You won't be able to stop coming back for refills with this superpower-inducing dish!

Feeling like a Goddess

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Quinoa Green Goddess Bowl

Domesticate Me

Homemade green goddess dressing with farm fresh herbs, fresh lemon juice, and avocado will have you feeling like a true goddess in no time.

Get Baked

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Caprese Quinoa Bake

Domesticate Me

This Caprese Quinoa Bake is a glorious and satisfying vegetarian meal, or you can bulk it up with some meat. You can also serve this casserole as a show-stopping side dish with a good steak or some garlicky grilled shrimp.

Visit to the Middle East

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Quinoa and Hemp Tabbouleh

The Simple Veganista

Tabbouleh is a popular traditional Middle Eastern dish. It traditionally uses bulgur wheat as the grain of choice, but here we are using gluten-free quinoa instead.

Super Salad

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Pumpkin

EnlightenedFoodie

Quinoa is considered a superfood--high in fiber and protein, full of antioxidants, and completely gluten-free. It makes the perfect base for this healthy salad!

Burger Time

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Quinoa and White Bean Burger

The Simple Veganista

Burger time is here and this one is absolutely sublime! If you don’t want it on a bun, try having your patty on a nice bed of fresh, leafy lettuce with a squeeze of lemon, some avocado, and salt and pepper!

Strike a Balance

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

TheSquishyMonster

In this perfectly balanced dish, the quinoa lends some heartiness, the broccoli provides a punch of green with its crunchy, vibrant texture, and the cheese just makes everything extra delicious while tying it all together.

Veggie Friendly

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Quinoa Veggie Burger

Lemons and Basil

These Quinoa Veggie Burgers are topped with chipotle sweet potato fries and an over-easy fried egg. Yum!

Quinoa for Breakfast

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Honey Quinoa Granola

Funny Love Blog

Whip up this delicious Honey Blueberry Quinoa Granola for breakfast! It's healthy, gluten-free, flavorful, and fiber-rich to keep you full all morning long! It’s a great snack to have around, and so much yummier and healthier than boxed versions.

Superfood Bowl

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Kale and Quinoa Veggie Bowl

Lemons and Basil

This Kale and Quinoa Veggie Bowl is full of superfoods that offer protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

Dressed to Im-Pesto

PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Chicken and Quinoa Pasta with Pesto

Chef'd

Classic basil pesto is at the heart of this incredibly tasty and visually beautiful dish. Originating from Italy, pesto is a creamy paste of fresh basil, crushed garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and cheese customarily crushed using a mortar and pestle.

Summer Treats

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Summer Quinoa Bowl

Ruskomsnusk

A light Summer Quinoa Bowl complete with radishes and chickpeas.

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