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April 28, 2018

by Alyssa

15 Mexican Quinoa Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

This post has 15 of the absolute best Mexican quinoa recipes from around the web – everything from appetizers, dips, salads, tacos and more!

15 Mexican Quinoa Recipes

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

healthy and vegan refried bean dip with vegan queso

Clean Eating Refried Bean Dip
from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Taco Bake

Cheesy Black Bean + Quinoa Taco Bake
from Half Baked Harvest


Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
from Simply Quinoa


Salads + Sides

Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Cilantro, Honey + Lime Vinaigrett

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


One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa
from Damn Delicious


Mexican Quinoa Salad Recipe Minimalist Baker

Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad
from Minimalist Baker


Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Quinoa Salad - only 5 ingredients, gluten-free + vegan too!

Easy Cilantro-Lime Quinoa with Black Beans
from Simply Quinoa


healthy vegetarian taco salads with black beans, romaine and avocado

Vegetarian Taco Mason Jar Salad
from Simply Quinoa


Tacos, Burritos + Burrito Bowls

These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]

Cilantro, Lime & Black Bean Quinoa Tacos
from Simply Quinoa



These simple Quinoa Tacos are made with a spicy mango-lime filling and use a creamy guacamole spread on the bottom!

Mango Lime Quinoa Tacos
from Simply Quinoa



EASY Quinoa Taco Meat that's crispy, flavorful, and protein-packed!

Quinoa Taco Meat
from Minimalist Baker




These HEALTHY vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls are perfect for meal prep! Full recipe makes 5 DAYS worth of healthy lunches/dinners!

Meal Prep Quinoa Burrito Bowls
from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Burgers

tex mex quinoa burgers with grilled corn and black beans

Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers
from Simply Quinoa


Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger with Chili Lime Mayo!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Burger
from Isabel Eats


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

Spicy Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
from Ambitious Kitchen


15 Mexican Quinoa Recipes

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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! 🙂

  5. So many delicious quinoa recipes for cinco de mayo! I love Mexican food too. can’t wait to try some of these!


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