24 Delicious Quinoa Recipes

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Assortment of delicious quinoa recipes

Quinoa is a super nutritious pseudo-grain (technically a seed!) that originated in the Andean region of South America. It’s packed with phosphorous, magnesium, fiber, folate, and zinc, and it contains all of the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein).

To help you get more of this nutty, earthy, versatile “grain” in your life, we’ve gathered our favorite plant-based quinoa recipes! Breakfasts, vegan burgers, fried “rice,” and more (even a dessert!) included.

(Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Wood bowl of our Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl topped with fresh fruit
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Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Simple, 7-ingredient dark chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl naturally sweetened with maple syrup and infused with rich cocoa powder! A healthy, hearty plant-based breakfast or snack.
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Bowl of Quinoa Granola with two slices of banana
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7-Ingredient Quinoa Granola
Naturally sweetened, 7-ingredient quinoa granola with almonds and oats! A healthy, protein-packed breakfast or snack with a serious crunch.
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Close up shot of a plate of homemade Vegan Sausages made with quinoa and mushrooms
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Easy Vegan Sausage (Soy- & Gluten-Free!)
Easy vegan sausage made with pinto beans, quinoa, nuts, and spices! Flavorful, comforting, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond!
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Plate of stacked Vegan Zucchini Fritters topped with dairy-free yogurt and dill
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Easy Zucchini Fritters
Incredibly fresh, flavorful vegan zucchini fritters ready in just 30 minutes with simple ingredients. Zesty, herby, incredibly versatile, and a delicious plant-based, gluten-free side or snack.
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Plate with a Curried Quinoa Burger topped with sliced onion, jalapeno, and mango chutney
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Curried Quinoa Chickpea Burgers
Easy to make, perfectly tender, 10-ingredient chickpea burgers infused with the flavors of curry. The perfect plant-based, gluten-free entrΓ©e for Indian night and beyond!
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Large wood bowl with Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel over green salad
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Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel
An easy, healthy take on falafel with wholesome black beans, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and garlic. Baked instead of fried, smoky flavor, and entirely vegan and gluten-free!
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AMAZING BBQ Black Bean Burgers! 10 wholesome ingredients, BIG flavor, so satisfying #vegan #glutenfree #burger #plantbased #recipe #minimalistbaker
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Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger
Smoky, hearty black bean burgers with sweet potato, mushrooms, quinoa, and pecans. Wholesome, satisfying, BIG on flavor, and just 10 ingredients required! The ultimate veggie burgers for the grill or stovetop.
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Platter of Quinoa Spring Rolls alongside a bowl of Cashew Dipping Sauce
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Quinoa Spring Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce
FRESH, simple spring rolls with quinoa, veggies, herbs, and a flavorful cashew dipping sauce. A healthy, satisfying 30-minute meal that’s special-diet friendly.
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DELICIOUS Curried Quinoa Salad with vegetables & Creamy Curry Dressing! Flavorful, healthy, 10 ingredients required! #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #quinoa #curry #salad #recipe-53
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Curried Quinoa Salad
A savory quinoa and vegetable salad with green curry tahini dressing! Just 10 ingredients, fresh, healthy, and SO satisfying!
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Wooden salad spoons in a glass bowl filled with Asian Quinoa Salad
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Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Chili Garlic Sesame Dressing (30 Minutes!)
A healthy, filling, 30-minute Asian-inspired Rainbow Quinoa Salad with edamame, crisp veggies, and a spicy-sour-sweet dressing! A simple plant-based entrΓ©e or side.
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Pouring Creamy Orange Chili Dressing onto a bowl of Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad
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Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime Dressing
An easy, 30-minute Mexican-inspired salad with quinoa, corn, black beans, avocado, and a creamy orange, lime, and chili dressing! Healthy, delicious, and so satisfying.
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Bowl of roasted butternut squash, miso brussels sprouts, and millet next to tahini sauce, garlic, and vegetables
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Butternut Squash & Miso Brussels Sprouts Nourish Bowl
A vibrant and versatile nourish bowl with roasted butternut squash, caramelized miso Brussels sprouts, and stir-fried grains and greens. Top it off with our rich and complex garlicky tahini sauce for the ultimate plant-based meal. Just 30 minutes required!
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Big bowl of quinoa topped with vegetables for our Quinoa Gado Gado recipe
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Quinoa Gado-Gado Bowl (30 Minutes!)
A modern take on a classic Indonesian dish called Gado-Gado! Quinoa replaces rice for added protein, fresh and steamed veggies add plenty of nutrition and fiber, and it’s all topped with a spicy, 2-minute peanut sauce!
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Spoon and fork in a Quinoa Harvest Bowl made with roasted vegetables and tahini sauce
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Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Harvest Bowls
Hearty and flavorful harvest bowls with roasted vegetables, quinoa, and a creamy, 3-ingredient tahini dressing! A healthy, plant-based, gluten-free meal!
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Plate and skillet of Tempeh Veggie Stir Fry with chili sauce and fresh limes
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30-Minute Tempeh Stir-Fry
A hearty tempeh stir fry with BIG flavor! Just 30 minutes to prepare this weeknight dinner to use up leftover vegetables and please a crowd!
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Plate of Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice
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30-Minute Quinoa “Fried Rice”
Delicious, hearty quinoa "fried rice" stir fry with broccoli, carrot, and a sweet-and-spicy sauce! Ready in less than 30 minutes, big flavor, and incredibly satisfying!
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Butternut Squash Chili alongside ingredients used to make it
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1-Pot Butternut Squash Quinoa Chili
Incredibly delicious, 1-pot chili with butternut squash, fire-roasted tomatoes, quinoa, and two kinds of beans! Hearty, flavorful, and so easy to make!
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Hard shell corn tortillas filled with Quinoa Taco Meat
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Quinoa Taco Meat
Amazingly flavorful taco “meat” made with quinoa, smoky seasonings, and salsa! Baked until hot and crispy. A healthy substitute for ground beef (just 9 ingredients)!
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Plate of our delicious Vegan Meatballs in marinara sauce topped with parsley
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The Best Vegan Meatballs
Tender, flavorful, 10-ingredient vegan meatballs made with quinoa and black beans! Infused with fresh herbs, tomato paste, and spices for big flavor. The perfect meatless meatball for pasta, sandwiches, and more!
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Platter of Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with a measuring cup of chimichurri
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Quinoa & Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Quinoa, black bean, and vegetable stuffed portobello mushrooms with magic green sauce! A hearty, wholesome 30-minute plant-based meal.
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Baking sheet with Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
10-ingredient quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes with salsa, tortilla chips, and a creamy avocado-cilantro sauce! A hearty plant-based entrΓ©e or side.
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Two Stuffed Butternut Squash halves on a platter
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Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash
Roasted stuffed butternut squash makes the perfect plant-based entrΓ©e or side for the holiday season (and beyond). Stuffed with quinoa, kale, and mushrooms; 10 ingredients required; and incredibly flavorful!
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Cutting board of Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers topped with avocado, cilantro, and onion
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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Amazing Mexican-inspired quinoa stuffed peppers made with just 10 ingredients! Simple, flavorful, full of protein and fiber, and entirely vegan and gluten-free!
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Baking sheet filled with pieces of Quinoa Brittle
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Quinoa Brittle
7-ingredient Quinoa Brittle naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar, and it's butter-free! Crispy, crunchy, nutritious β€” a healthier dessert or snack!
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If you try any of these quinoa recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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  1. Chantal says

    I made the quinoa Gado-Gado and liked it very much; will be keeping in the “frequent recipe” file. I used asparagus instead of beans, and it was delicious. I love that sauce! Thank you.

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