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25 Best Quinoa Recipes That Are Delicious & Easy-To-Follow! ๐Ÿ˜‹

25 Best Quinoa Recipes That Are Delicious & Easy-To-Follow! 😋

Below you will find the best Quinoa Recipes all in one place.

The recipes are delicious, filling, and easy to follow. 

Quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) is a superfood that proves a little hard to cook, but these recipes have even the novice covered!

I always have quinoa in my pantry because it is very versatile.

I will share with you different tips and fun tricks to cook quinoa perfectly! You want your quinoa fluffy, not sticky or runny. 

You will learn to use different seasonings with the different methods highlighted below, so it hits differently every time!

You can have quinoa for breakfast, lunch, snack, a salad, a dessert, or dinner- you get the idea.

It is also great for meal prepping. 

Simply cook up a huge batch and utilize it in any of the recipes I have for you.

Tex-Mex Quinoa, Chocolate Quinoa Cake, and Grilled Chicken & Peach Quinoa Salad stand out that most that you don’t want to miss and should try.

I am sure that any of these 25 quinoa recipes will have you loving quinoa as much as I do.

They are the best recipes out there! 

Read on and embark on a culinary adventure.

These yummy bars make a complete breakfast. 

Try this great recipe that makes use of leftover quinoa.

If you have none leftover, you need to cook the quinoa an hour or two ahead to give it enough time to cool.

The quinoa breakfast bars are a handy treat or snack and can be frozen for future use.

Got a sweet tooth? 

Add a  ¼ cup of maple syrup, honey, or even brown sugar.

I have used the same recipe and swapped the apples with pears and blueberries with amazing results. 

These yummy pancakes can be made ahead and frozen and have quickly become a personal favorite.

This is perfect for busy mornings as all you need is to grab one from the freezer and reheat it in your toaster.

You will need 30 minutes from start to finish.

For this recipe, use apples that stay firm when cooked.

This is a great recipe for the cold season when all you need is some warm comfort. 

Gather all your ingredients and keep stirring until all the water is absorbed. 

As easy as that!

This particular recipe works best when you use premade applesauce or store-bought.

This Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad is one of our best salad recipes because it’s gluten-free and made from basic ingredients—fresh tomatoes, red onion, corn, black beans, cilantro, and more! 

Cotija cheese adds a beautiful touch to the dish, but in case you don’t have one, feel free to replace the ingredient with parmesan or any other Mexican cheese. 

This easy recipe gives a whole new meaning to crunchy, nutty delight! 

Quinoa in granola? 

Yes. Yes. Yes! 

You will wonder why you have never tried it before.

This particular recipe keeps for two weeks at room temperature and for up to a month in the freezer. 

You can also substitute the almonds and maple syrup with walnuts and honey and still enjoy your snack.

This makes for a great packed lunch and is a quick-fix recipe that gives excellent results every time.

The spinach, cilantro, green onion, and parsley give it a fresh flavor that will have everyone asking for more. 

It is also a great side dish for potlucks. 

I love mine with avocado, while my daughter prefers chopped carrots.

It is versatile and can be adjusted to suit everybody’s tastes.

This wonderful recipe takes 30 minutes from prepping to finishing and makes six servings.

Your tastebuds will be in for a surprise in this nicely layered portable dish.

You can keep it refrigerated for four days.

This is one of my favorite comfort foods, and you will soon understand why.

The recipe will allow eight servings and will be ready in 30 minutes. 

Even the pickiest eater will gobble everything in record time. 

Trust me.

The cheese gives the creaminess, while the breadcrumbs add an extra crunch.

Use a big pan because everything will be mixed in at the end.

These amazing patties can be eaten with some homemade tomato sauce or a sauce of your choice.

 The trick to this recipe is kneading. 

Strong kneading is recommended.

This recipe is not suitable for baking because the end product will be too dry. 

Just use a little oil to fry the patties…not deep frying.

This recipe is good news for lovers of Italian cuisine. 

It is just as tasty as the traditional risotto but much easier and faster to cook. 

The recipe will serve four, and you can substitute the broccoli and Brussels sprouts with your preferred roasted veggies.

This is a yummy and easy recipe that will soon be a go-to meal when in doubt.

 You can never go wrong with this recipe, and any veggie combo goes well with it.

Add beans and grilled chicken to stretch it further.

I add fresh tomatoes at the end for a pop of color. 

What else would you suggest?

This recipe lets you tease your taste buds with this moist masterpiece.

 Ever made a cake without flour? 

Here’s your chance.

You can substitute the coffee liqueur with strong brewed coffee and achieve perfection.

Use the same batter to make some delish cupcakes.

This recipe is one sweet treat that your little ones will thank you for. 

You can substitute the regular milk with almond milk and still get the same finger-licking goodness.

Grab your apron and amaze your friends with this Indian delicacy that will only take 20 minutes!

This recipe will be a welcome break from your regular boxed cake mix. 

The recipe is straightforward to make. 

Don’t take my word for it. Try it.

The same batter can be used to make muffins that are topped with the frosting of your choice.

This is an easy and simple recipe perfect for lunch.

I love how colorful it is, and if you like it crunchy, simply sprinkle some pumpkin seeds and munch away!

Remember to massage your kale, so it is not tough or bitter.

This particular recipe will give good old BLT sandwiches a run for their money.

The perfect mix of sweet and tangy will have your taste buds shouting for joy.

This recipe will make four servings and will take 35 minutes.

This makes eight servings and will be ready in 30 minutes tops. 

You can top it with some sour cream, cheese, or even guacamole! 

You will thank me for this one.

This is in a weekly rotation at my house as it is filling and easy to make.

I find that it tastes better when eaten the following day and can be refrigerated for 4 to 5 days.

This is yet another personal favorite. 

It will leave you with a taste of Louisiana that will leave you asking for seconds.

The paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic are essential in this recipe.

Use less pepper if you are not a fan of the heat.

The entire meal will take 45 minutes to prepare and serve four people. 

It is a favorite with the kids and is always a good idea for lunch.

Use as much salad as needed for the dressing.

This recipe has been a lifesaver for cold and rushed mornings. 

When is it never a rushed morning?

The hot cereal will sit really well in your belly and can be topped with your favorite chocolate or strawberries.

This will leave you with an Indian culinary experience you will need to revisit from time to time.

Use boneless chicken to save on time, and you can also replace the chicken with beef or lamb

Whichever meat you use, this recipe is a winner.

This is a brothy Asian recipe that is amazingly easy to cook.

The best part is you will only need one saucepan, so less cleaning. 

A big win in my books!

This is a simple yet cozy meal for you and your loved ones.

 It will take 5 minutes in your instant pot or ten on the stovetop.

You can substitute the carrots with any root vegetable of your choice. 

My family prefers sweet potatoes.

The bottom line

These recipes are great even for quinoa newbies, and they beautify the simple nature of quinoa.

Quinoa seeds increase in size significantly when cooked in water. 

Use a pan big enough to avoid creating a mess.

You can also toast the seeds before cooking them in water for a roasted, nutty aroma and flavor.

I love quinoa because it complements most dishes without overpowering them. 

I have it with some stews, beans, couscous, and other similar dishes with resounding success.

Next time you go shopping, grab yourself some quinoa and use my recipes to embark on culinary adventures that will have you thanking the universe and the food gods.

Top 25 Best Ways To Cook Quinoa 😋

Top 25 Best Ways To Cook Quinoa 😋

These 25 best Quinoa Recipes are delicious, filling, and easy to follow!


  • Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa
  • Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bars
  • Apple Quinoa Pancakes
  • Apple Almond Quinoa Porridge
  • Tex-Mex Quinoa
  • 7-Ingredient Quinoa Granola
  • Herbed Quinoa & Chickpea Salad With Lemon-Tahini Dressing
  • Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad
  • Broccoli, Cheddar & Quinoa Gratin
  • Cumin Quinoa Patties
  • Quinoa Risotto
  • Crockpot Quinoa & Vegetables
  • Chocolate Quinoa Cake
  • Quinoa Phirni Recipe (Quinoa Milk Pudding)
  • Classic Vanilla Cake With Quinoa
  • Kale Quinoa Salad
  • BLT Quinoa Bowls
  • Mexican Quinoa
  • Superfood Black Bean & Quinoa Salad
  • Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa
  • Grilled Chicken & Peach Quinoa Salad
  • 5-Minute Breakfast Quinoa
  • Chicken Quinoa Biryani
  • Ginger Chicken & Quinoa Stew
  • Moroccan Quinoa Soup


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