Quinoa Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

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Not only is quinoa healthy, gluten-free, and high in protein, but it’s a plant food that is actually delicious! A perfect substitute for pasta or rice, quinoa should be a welcome addition to your diet. Don’t believe us? Check out these 21 delicious quinoa recipes that will have you running to the nearest grocery store to buy ingredients.

Favorite Quinoa Salad

“This quinoa salad is refreshing, crisp and delicious. It’s made simply with fresh cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, chickpeas, fresh parsley and a garlicky olive oil and lemon dressing. The salad sort of reminds me of tabouleh, an herbed Lebanese salad with tomatoes and bulgur.” – Kathryne

Easy Quinoa Fried Rice

“This easy quinoa fried rice takes less than 30 minutes to make and even less if you have pre cooked your quinoa. Chilled quinoa (just like rice) works best for this dish.” – Mira

Cajun Quinoa Cakes

“Cajun Quinoa Cakes features crispy, veggie filled quinoa patties seasoned with old bay and topped with a spicy lemon-dill remoulade for a fantastic meatless meal that all types of eaters will love!” – Julie

Chicken Quinoa Bowl Recipe

“This Chicken Quinoa Bowl is the perfect recipe for a healthy lunch or dinner. Sauteed juicy chicken on a bed of fluffy quinoa topped with sauteed butter corn, spinach, feta and tomatoes then drizzled with lime juice. This hearty quinoa bowl is ready in just 30 minutes.” – Valentina

Healthy Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa

“On the days when my to-do list is the longest, I’m extra grateful for an easy, healthy dinner recipe like this Healthy Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa.” – Erin

Fall Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

“Enjoy the comforting flavors of the season in this Fall Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad! It’s sweet and salty in a healthy dish that’s great for serving as a side at your Thanksgiving dinner. Vegan & gluten-free!” – Emilie

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

“A hearty breakfast bowl filled with nutty quinoa, soft-boiled egg, blistered tomatoes, sautéed kale, creamy avocado, and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Great for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.” – Elena

20-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Quinoa Salad

” Starting with this 20-Minute Chicken Bruschetta Quinoa Salad! It’s light but hearty, healthy but flavorful, and perfect for picnics, parties, or packed lunch. It’s an all-star meal!” – Ashley

Greek Quinoa Salad with Lentils

“This Greek quinoa salad recipe is so easy to make! It’s a perfect recipe for a warm summer day or meal prep, and is sure to please a crowd.” – Alex

Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Bowls with Egg

“Sausage, Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Bowls with Egg is an ideal breakfast dish! It’s so easy to toss together these ingredients (leftovers, anyone?) and come up with something simple and delicious for your first meal of the day.” – Patricia

Instant Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

“This Instant Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Chili is a comfort food classic with a healthy plant-based twist! To make things uber-easy I’ve even included slow cooker instructions too. Game on!” – Jenn

Shrimp Avocado Quinoa Bowls

“Healthy quinoa, avocado, and blackened Cajun shrimp bowls are loaded with flavor and texture. They make a light and fresh lunch or dinner!” – Layla

Grilled Zucchini and Quinoa Salad

“Our Vegetarian grilled zucchini salad recipe has been a hit with everyone and no one ever misses the meat. In fact, it’s one of our most popular dishes for parties because there’s so much flavor and texture, everyone is extra ecstatic to find out that it’s vegetarian.” – Diane

Healthy Buffalo Quinoa Chicken Salad

“This healthy buffalo quinoa chicken salad is gluten free, ready in minutes and makes about 5-6 servings ! Great meal to prep on a Sunday for those busy weeknights!” – Maggie

Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet

“Ground turkey, quinoa, black beans, corn, tomatoes and Mexican spices all cooked together in just one skillet! This healthy and delicious Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet dinner will become your family’s favorite weeknight dinner.” – Ashley

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Citrus Quinoa Salad with a snappy Honey-Orange Dijon Vinaigrette

“Tangy, juicy, and texture rich, Shaved Brussels Sprouts Citrus Quinoa Salad with a snappy Honey-Orange Dijon Vinaigrette is packed with winter citrus goodness! Ideal for meal prep, lunch and sharing, Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is simple to make. This salad is vegetarian, easily vegan and gluten free.” – Traci

Mexican Quinoa Bowl

“This easy Mexican salad recipe will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser. I prepared my leftovers from the video shoot like this and took the Tex Mex quinoa salad along for a family trip at the ski cabin, last weekend. Everything was gobbled up the first night and received many compliments – even from some of our pickiest eaters!” – Regina

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl

“A very simple combination of sweet and spicy flavored chicken served over quinoa.” – Mira

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

“These vegetarian bowls have a lot of things going for them that make eating a meatless meal less of a struggle. The problem I have with a lot of vegetarian meals is that there isn’t enough protein in them to keep me full for more than an hour. Sure I love salads, but if that’s all I eat I guarantee I’ll be raiding the fridge shortly after looking for something more to fill me up.” – Danae

Broccoli and Cheese Chicken Quinoa Casserole

“This Broccoli and Cheese Chicken Quinoa Casserole is a healthy dinner idea that will rock your taste buds! A light and creamy casserole filled with broccoli, chicken, quinoa and cheese! “ – Katerina

Quinoa, Black Bean, Avocado, Chicken Bowl with Harissa Vinaigrette

“This Quinoa, Black Bean, Avocado, Chicken Bowl with Harissa Vinaigrette is one of my riffs on those evolution fresh dishes. This is like pretty much the perfect lunch. It’s got so much protein and fiber and is low in fat. Plus I like it that I am full and satisfied enough to get all of my afternoons work done, but not so done-in that I am falling asleep on my computer 15 minutes later- you know?” – Heather