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45 Easy Quinoa Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

By: Paddy Lusk, Editor,

There is not enough space on the internet to cover how wonderful and versatile quinoa truly is. Quinoa is one of the healthiest grains out there, but it’s still not extremely common to find it as an ingredient in your everyday meals. Well, with this list of 45 Easy Quinoa Recipes for Every Meal of the Day, quinoa can now become a part of your regular meal rotation.

Zesty Red Quinoa Salad


Quinoa has been steadily gaining popularity for a while now, but there is still a large portion of the population that hasn’t been exposed to the wonders of this food. Quinoa is completely gluten free, making it ideal for gluten free eaters and others who practice healthy eating. It’s also extremely high in protein – more so than brown rice, potatoes, and barley. This makes it an essential food for vegan and vegetarian diets. Quinoa is also extremely versatile. It can be used to replace rice or pasta in dishes, and can also be used as a base ingredient in the form of quinoa flour. There is no end to the possibilities when it comes to cooking with quinoa.


Take the time to go through this list and discover how quinoa can be added to your own favorite recipes. You might even discover some new easy quinoa recipes you never thought to try.




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45 Easy Quinoa Recipes

For Every Meal of the Day


Table of Contents


Quinoa Snacks, Sides, and Appetizers

Quinoa Salads

Quinoa Wraps

Quinoa Casseroles

Quinoa Entrees

Quinoa Desserts




Quinoa Snacks, Sides, and Appetizers

Using quinoa in snacks and side dishes is just another way to take advantage of the versatility of this grain. Just take a look at the Loaded Mini Pizza Bites. Packed with pizza toppings, these healthy treats make a perfect after-school snack.


Buffalo Quinoa Bites Loaded Mini Pizza Bites

Crispy Quinoa Bites

Grab 'n' Go Ham and Cheese Bites

Loaded Mini Pizza Bites (pictured)

Mediterranean Quinoa with Carmelized Onions

Mini BLT Bites

Quinoa Nachos with Pico de Gallo

Quinoa Flatbread









Quinoa Salads

Adding quinoa to your salads will only prove them. The wonderful texture and added nutrients gained from quinoa makes it the perfect addition to any salad. Be sure to try the Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Paprika Vinaigrette. It’s a hearty salad filled with vegetables that is sure to fill you up.


4-Step Quinoa Tabbouleh Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Paprika Vinaigrette

Asian Quinoa Salad

Curried Pomegrante Pistachio Quinoa

Kale Quinoa Salad in a Jar

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Caprese Salad

Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Paprika Vinaigrette (pictured)

Summertime Quinoa Berry Salad

Watermelon Mint Quinoa Salad

Zesty Red Quinoa Salad



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Quinoa Wraps

Who doesn’t love some good sushi? Now you can make it in your own home, and it can be even better than what you would pay for in a restaurant. Check out the Avocado and Mango Quinoa Sushi to add an extra pop of flavor to your meal. And if sushi isn't your preference, there are plenty of other delicious wraps to choose from.


Avocado and Mango Quinoa Sushi (pictured)Avocado and Mango Quinoa Sushi

Black Bean Fiesta Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Chard and Quinoa Wraps

Quinoa Sushi

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Wraps










Quinoa Casseroles

There’s nothing better than cooking an entire meal in one dish. These quinoa casseroles are all filling and healthy meals. Don’t forget to check out the Bruschetta Quinoa Casserole – you’ll fall in love with all that cheesy goodness.


Bruschetta Quinoa CasseroleBruschetta Quinoa Casserole (pictured)

Mediterranean Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa Spinach Bake

Vegan Quinoa Casserole

Veggie Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole












Quinoa Entrees

Create a multitude of healthy dinners by using quinoa as your main ingredient. The next time you serve burgers, try making Veggie Quinoa Patties instead of using meat. These vegetable and quinoa patties are extremely healthy and taste excellent when served with a side of fries.


Quinoa Cakes with Tomato and Chickpea Relish Veggie Quinoa Patties

Quinoa Curry with Mango and Tomatoes

Quinoa Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Kale Mushroom Burgers

Quinoa Lasagna

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Quinoa Turkey Meatballs

Spinach Quinoa Socca Cakes

Sweet Potato Lentil Quinoa Meatloaf

Toasted Quinoa with Mushrooms and Asian Flavors

Veggie and Quinoa Stir Fry

Veggie Quinoa Patties (pictured)






Quinoa Desserts

Never again do you have to feel guilty about indulging your sweet tooth. These quinoa desserts make eating sweet things fun and healthy. Try the fall-inspired Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins, and fall in love with sweets all over again.


Best Ever Chocolate Quinoa Cake Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Quinoa Pudding

Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies

Quinoa Pumpkin Muffins (pictured)

Quinoa Strawberry Pistachio Cake







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