These Quinoa Recipes will give you 30 delicious ways to make wholesome, nutritious meals using quinoa. All of these dishes are family friendly, low carb, and incredibly easy to make!
Quinoa recipes are very popular right now, and with good reason! The superfood is high in protein and fiber, helping you to feel full for a long time after eating it. Plus, quinoa has a low glycemic index so it’s a fantastic low carb, high protein meal option. It’s been proven to have heart and respiratory benefits as well.
Do You Need to Rinse Quinoa before Cooking?
Some quinoa recipes recommend rinsing quinoa before cooking it. This is more of a recommendation than a requirement.
Quinoa has a natural coating of compounds called saponins. Many people think that quinoa tastes bitter or soapy if the saponins aren’t rinsed away. Meanwhile, others might say that it just has an earthy flavor.
Regardless, quinoa is typically rinsed before being packaged for consumer purchase. You can rinse it again if you want to. To do so, place the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and run cold water over it for a minute or two, or until the water runs clear.
One of the benefits of cooking with quinoa is its versatility. It can be used to create delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. To make it easy for you to find the perfect recipe, the 30 quinoa recipes below are broken into categories, which are:
- Quinoa recipes for dinner
- Instant Pot quinoa
- Breakfast recipes
When you find something that you want to make, simply click on the title and you’ll be taken directly to the recipe post. Enjoy!
Our quinoa salad recipes are very popular. Not only because they’re nutritious and easy to pack into a lunchbox, but also because they’re so easy to prep ahead of time.
- Southwest Quinoa Salad
- Quinoa Black Bean Salad
- Kale and Quinoa Salad
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Broccoli Quinoa Salad
- Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
- Blueberry Quinoa Salad
- Fall Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Recipes for Dinner
Whether it’s going into a slow cooked stew, hearty chili, or a simple skillet dinner, quinoa packs the dinner with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals.
- Quinoa Falafel
- Shrimp Quinoa
- Quinoa Skillet Dinner
- Quinoa Stew
- One Pan Quinoa Chicken Chili
- Parmesan Pumpkin and Spinach Quinoa Recipe
- Easy Quinoa Chili
- Buffalo Chicken Quinoa
- Chicken Quinoa Bowls
Instant Pot Quinoa Recipes
Anyone who owns an Instant Pot is likely to say that one of their favorite things to use it for is to cook whole grains. Quinoa recipes like these cook in less than 5 minutes of time under pressure!
Quinoa Recipes for Casserole
When I menu plan for the week, I like to cook a batch of plain quinoa. As a result, I have it on hand, ready to toss into hearty, comforting casseroles like these.
- Ground Turkey Quinoa Casserole
- One Pot Quinoa Chicken
- Black Bean Quinoa Casserole
- Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole
- Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole
- Quinoa Gratin
- Chicken Kale Quinoa Casserole
Quinoa Breakfast Recipes
Move over, oatmeal – there’s a new pseudo-grain in town! Add protein-rich quinoa to breakfast foods like muffins and bread. By doing so, you can be sure that you’re creating healthy family recipes that everyone will love!
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Enjoy and be healthy!
30 Quinoa Recipes
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