15 Mexican Quinoa Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

15 of the best Mexican Quinoa Recipes - from appetizers, dips, salads, sides, tacos, burgers and more!

I'm so excited to share this round up with you today because it features pretty much all of my favorite quinoa recipes from around the web and each one is Mexican-themed!

I've always had a love affair with Mexican, Caribbean, South and Central American cuisines. It started with my obsession with avocado and quickly took a turn into an obsession with tacos, which and since grown from there – burritos, salads, dips, casseroles, even breakfast bowls. If it's got chili powder, cumin, avocado, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro or avocado involved, I'm the first in line.

And since quinoa originally hails from the mountains of South America, it tends to work exceptionally well with Latin American flavors.

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I wanted to share some truly delicious Mexican Quinoa Recipes that you could bring with you to your celebration and serve to family and friends. We'll start with appetizers and dips, move to salads and side, then to tacos, burritos and burrito bowls and finish with…burgers.

Hope you enjoy!

Appetizers + Dips

Clean Eating Mexican Refried Bean Dip + a bunch of other tasty Mexican-inpspired quinoa recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

Clean Eating Refried Bean Dip
from Simply Quinoa


Cheesy Black Bean + Quinoa Taco Bake -- perfect for dipping your tortilla chips into!

Cheesy Black Bean + Quinoa Taco Bake
from Half Baked Harvest


Quinoa Black Bean Bites with a creamy vegan queso dipping sauce!

Quinoa Black Bean Bites with Vegan Queso
from Simply Quinoa


Salads + Sides

Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Cilantro, Honey + Lime Vinaigrette

Black Bean Quinoa Bowl with Cilantro Honey Lime Vinaigrette
from Veggie and the Beast


One Pan Mexican Quinoa - perfect as a side dish or dressed up as a main by adding chicken, shrimp or tofu!

One Pan Mexican Quinoa
from Damn Delicious


Healthy Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, Avocado and a creamy orange-chili dressing

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad
from Minimalist Baker


Easy Cilantro-Lime Quinoa with Black Beans [vegan + gluten-free]

Easy Cilantro-Lime Quinoa with Black Beans
from Simply Quinoa


Red Quinoa Taco Salad with a Chipotle Lime Dressing from Love + Lemons

Red Quinoa Taco Salad
from Love + Lemons


Tacos, Burritos + Burrito Bowls

Pinquito Quinoa Tacos - healthy, vegan and gluten-free!

Pinquito Bean + Quinoa Tacos
from FatFree Vegan Kitchen


Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos - with a creamy avocado dipping sauce!

Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos
from Two Peas + Their Pod


Quinoa Burrito Bowl Salads made in Mason Jars!

Mason Jar Quinoa Burrito Bowls
from Strictly Delicious


Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowl with fresh veggies + black beans [gluten-free]

Easy Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowls
from Linda Wagner


Quinoa Burgers

Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers made with grilled corn and black beans [veg + gf]

Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers
from Simply Quinoa


Mexican Quinoa Burgers with avocado - these healthy vegetarian burgers are perfect for your next backyard BBQ

Mexican Quinoa Burgers
from Cooking Quinoa


Spicy Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Burgers [vegetarian and gluten-free]

Spicy Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
from Ambitious Kitchen


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  1. I think I will start on those burgers… That colourful all-in-one dish looks good too. I love less washing up!
    I know tacos are that masa harina but they would be good made with quinoa too I think. Have you been playing around with that idea yet?
    I love all this tinkering around and getting something delicious too.

  2. I love Quinoa and what a delicious collection you have here! They all look good, I don’t know where to start. 🙂 Pinned. 🙂

  3. These look great. I am really excited about a slightly less dangerous version of the refried bean dip.

  4. EVERY! SINGLE! RECIPE! looks SO good! Yes, I am yelling! Ha. My mouth is drooling. Time to click over and visit a few of these recipes! 🙂

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