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21 Healthy Quinoa Recipes to Try This Fall

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

21 Healthy Quinoa Recipes to try this fall - with gluten-free + vegan options included. PLUS they're broken down by ingredient for easy shopping!

Happy Fall, my friends!

When it comes to cooking and eating quinoa, I think this is my favorite season. The autumn flavors and ingredients are the perfect pairing with this fluffy little seed. From roasted veggies, sweet squash varietals, warm spices and toasty nuts, there's almost no end to how you can make it.

Luckily there's loads of inspiring recipes out there! And today? I'm sharing 21 of my absolute favorites.

Usually when I share round ups like this, I break them down by the type of dish. This time it's a little different – we're focusing on the ingredient! I've got six different categories – pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potato, brussels sprouts and kale – and each one of these healthy quinoa recipes is absolutely fabulous. Hopefully you'll find some inspiration for your next meal!

 

Pumpkin

Parmesan Pumpkin and Spinach Quinoa Recipe PLUS 20 other fabulous fall quinoa recipes to make this season

Parmesan Pumpkin + Spinach Quinoa
from iFoodReal

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars PLUS 20 other healthy quinoa recipes to try this Fall

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars
from Simply Quinoa

 

Quinoa Black Bean + Pumpkin Soup...plus 20 other healthy quinoa recipes to try this Fall

Quinoa Black Bean + Pumpkin Soup
from Avocado Pesto

 

A quick breakfast - it takes only 90 seconds! - that tastes like pumpkin pie, but it's actually good for you! This pumpkin pie quinoa is a must-try this season

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa
from Simply Quinoa

 

Butternut Squash

A hearty chicken stew made with butternut squash and quinoa - it's the perfect weeknight meal to keep you warm and cozy this season

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash + Quinoa
Cookin' Canuk

 

Butternut Squash + Cranberry Quinoa Salad Recipe plus 20 other healthy quinoa recipes that are just perfect for Fall!

Butternut Squash + Cranberry Quinoa Salad
from Little Broken

 

This Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto recipe is perfect for the Fall! Click through for 20 other healthy quinoa recipes that you must make this season!

Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto
from Simply Quinoa

 

Acorn Squash

Chipotle Chicken + Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash...PLUS 20 other healthy quinoa recipes to make this fall!

Chipotle Chicken + Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
from Simply Quinoa

 

Roasted Acorn Squash + Apples with Kale, Quinoa and a Tahini dressing... PLUS 20 other healthy quinoa recipes you should try this fall!

Roasted Acorn Squash + Apples with Kale, Quinoa and Tahini
from Edible Perspective

 

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings + 20 other quinoa recipes you should try this fall!

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings
from Oh My Veggies

 

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowls -- PLUS a collection of 20 other healthy quinoa recipes to try for Fall!

Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Bowls
from Spoonful of Flavor

 

Add these Sweet Potato Quinoa Fritters to your menu this fall! With only 5 ingredients, you'll love how easy they are to prepare.

5-ingredient Sweet Potato + Quinoa Fritters
from Simply Quinoa

 

Tacos get an upgrade with these healthy Chipotle Quinoa + Sweet Potato version - especially when they're dressed in a cranberry-pomegranate salsa!

Chipotle Quinoa + Sweet Potato Tacos
from Half Baked Harvest

 

Pull out the slow cooker and whip up a batch of these healthy Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Chili. It's fast, simple and tastes delicious - I promise, you'll never even miss the meat!

Crockpot Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Chili
from Simply Quinoa

 

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry & Quinoa Salad -- healthy, easy to make, and SO tasty! PLUS click through to get 20 other healthy quinoa recipes to try this season

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry + Quinoa Salad
from Gimme Some Oven

 

Herb + Roasted Garlic Salmon served over a bed of brussels sprouts quinoa salad - quick, light and healthy and a great way to use up some fall produce!

Herb + Roasted Garlic Salmon with Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Salad ...PLUS 20 other fabulous quinoa recipes that you should try this fall!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts + Quinoa Salad
from Fit Foodie Finds

 

Kale

Fall Quinoa Salad with Kale + Maple-Tahini Dressing AND twenty other healthy quinoa recipes you should be enjoying this fall

Fall Quinoa Salad with Kale + Maple-Tahini Dressing
from She Likes Food

 

A super easy and totally addicting Kale Quinoa Salad is exactly what your body needs to feel rejuvenated -- PLUS 20 other healthy quinoa recipe to enjoy this fall

Vegetarian Kale Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

Kale + Quinoa Skillet with Mushrooms + Herbs and 20 other healthy quinoa recipes you should be enjoying this fall!

Kale + Quinoa Skillet with Mushrooms + Herbs
from Food Faith Fitness

 

Pull out the slow cooker and whip up this hearty Quinoa, Chicken and Kale soup - it's perfect for fall. PLUS click through to see 20 other healthy quinoa recipes to enjoy this season!

Slow Cooker Quinoa, Chicken + Kale Soup
from Cooking Classy

 

 

 

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  1. Thanks so much for including ,my quinoa black bean pumpkin soup in the round up! Love all the recipes here and it’s literally breaking my heart that I’m currently house sitting in Costa Rica and cannot find pumpkin in the stores! Otherwise I would be getting started on ALL these recipe this instant! Shared and pinned!

    • Thanks so much!! Where are you staying in Costa Rica!? That’s one of my favorite countries – I’ve been there 4 times and just went back this past July. I absolutely love it! Hope you’re having fun 🙂 (and I would totally take Costa Rica over pumpkin!)

      • House sitting for 2 months in Ojochal on the south pacific coast like 2 hrs south of Manuel Antonio. Would love to hear about your favorite spots that you went to in Costa Rica. We haven’t done much traveling around (outside of visiting Coco and Jaco on our way down from Nicaragua) but both my boyfriend’s family and my family are coming to visit so I’m trying to plan out where to spent our time! So definitely let me know where you have been!! : ))

        • We’ve been all over! One of our favorite spots was Puerto Viejo south of you near the Panamanian border. It’s a little on the young/hip side, but it’s still fun. There’s also the Osa Peninsula which is incredible – on the Pacific side as well. If you head over to the Nicoya Peninsula, you can stop in Tamarindo (which is kind of touristy) or Santa Teresa (which is really fun, big surfer/yoga community). Of course, you can’t not see Monteverde (the cloud forest) and Arenal (the volcano). Here’s a post a did about our vacation 🙂 http://www.simplyquinoa.com/gallo-pinto-with-quinoa/

          • Awesome! Thanks for sharing – just went through your other post and saw all the pics! We are house sitting right by the oso peninsula and are definitely going to visit Monteverde and Arenal but don’t think we have the time to make it to Tamarindo or Santa Teresa. Still thinking about Puerto Viejo — definitely want to see the Sloth Sanctuary!

  2. I love trying new quinoa recipes as I cook quinoa every week! Thank you so much for including my recipe!

    • Woo hoo! Love hearing this. Quinoa is a staple in my kitchen of course, but it makes me so happy when I hear that it’s a staple for others as well. Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipes – I always pin your stuff 🙂 xo

  3. Thank you smooch for sharing my recipe, Alyssa! And putting it first LOL. Just kidding. I will share on my FB page today. Beautiful healthy Fall roundup.

    • Well thank YOU for making such amazing recipes 🙂 I’ve been following you on Pinterest for quite some time and love everything that you make! And thanks for sharing on your FB page – really appreciate it! xo

      • Awe, thank you. Made my day. Not every day is full of confidence day in a life of a food blogger.:) I will try to share and pin more of your recipes!

        • I totally hear you! From the outside food blogging looks so easy, but there are definitely times when it’s challenging and my confidence dwindles too. You’re so sweet to share more of my recipes – I’ll continue to do the same for you. Have a great day!! 🙂

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