September 10, 2021

by Alyssa

The 35 Best Quinoa Bowls

These are the 35 BEST quinoa bowls to fill up on hearty, healthy whole grains and vegetables for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 

collage of the 35 best quinoa bowls

It shouldn't come as a surprise that a quinoa bowl piled high with veggies, protein, and flavorful sauces are one of my go-to lunches.

They also make excellent dinners.

As long as you have some cooked quinoa on hand (see here for my foolproof way to cook perfect quinoa), you can toss together a delicious and healthy meal in minutes.

I've rounded up the best quinoa bowl recipes to inspire you to eat more grains in the most delicious ways possible. Enjoy!

How to Make Quinoa Bowls

But before we can dive into our best quinoa bowls, let's first chat about how to make a quinoa bowl. For me, a perfect quinoa bowl takes just a few simple components:

  • Cooked quinoa
  • Vegetables/Fruit
  • Protein
  • Sauce

And from there, you can create any quinoa bowl you want! If you want to see how we use a “quinoa bowl formula” of sorts, our post about Healthy Quinoa Bowls shows you how to use cooked quinoa and make 6 different quinoa bowls recipes!

The 35 Best Quinoa Bowls

Super-Flavorful Plant-Based Bowls

Quinoa Bowls with Extra Protein

Veggie-Packed Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa Topped with Beans and Legumes

Quinoa For Breakfast

And lastly, we couldn't close out this post with our best quinoa bowls without including some breakfast options!

35 delicious quinoa bowl recipes to try for dinner

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. Hi there, I really love all your quinoa bowl recipes! I remember you having a different set of recipes when I would search “35 best quinoa bowls” that I would use over the past years and now I can’t find those same recipes. It had bowls like the sesame ginger tempeh one, the sweet potato kale chickpea tahini sauce one, the taco bowl one, and the cuban chicken one. Do those still exist somewhere? I was really sad to not see them anymore.

  2. […] Aside from flavor, this recipe is packed with nutrients including beta carotene, protein, and fiber. Feel free to serve it as a main dish or […]

  3. It would be so nice to go to a recipe site and just have recipes without pop ups, ads, and an entire narrative. It takes so long for all the crap to load that I just give up most of the time. I still don’t see a single actual recipe and am at the bottom of the page.

    • This post doesn’t have the actual recipes, Noah. This is just a round-up post where you have to click to get to the other ones 🙂 And I get that ads can be annoying sometimes, but I’d recommend installing an adblocker if that bothers you. This is my full-time job and that’s one of the ways that I am able to support myself, so by coming to the site every person is helping me be able to continue to create free content. Hope that makes sense!

  4. Wow… Each bowl is so well though of and inspiring… I will try all the veggie portions soon.. some of the options suggested are really unique and never heard of… Thanks for sharing.

  5. I fell in love with quinoa after having at a place called the tiny turtle in cocoa beach, fl. I am interested in making some of these but if u can figure out how they make theirs I would be so happy. Can’t wait to try one of these for dinner tomorrow.

  6. […] Currently eating:-Quinoa bowls Guys, guys, have you tried a quinoa bowl?  It is basically  a heather version of a chipotle bowl.  You can add whatever you’d like and give it tons of flavor.  My favorite combo?  Avocado, kale, cilantro, salsa, and lime juice.  Super fresh and healthy.  Check out a ton of combination ideas here. […]

  7. All of these look amazing, Alyssa! Thank you for including me!

    I really need to try your kimchi bowl. I’m always trying to get more fermented foods into my diet and that looks like a delicious way to do it! 🙂

    • Well thanks for making such an amazing bowl! I seriously LOVE your photos, Sarah. They’re amazing! And yes, def try the kimchi bowl – love it! xo

  8. I’d say 95% of my meals end up in bowls! These look absolutely perfect. Can’t wait to try some of them!

  9. Ahhh so many AWESOME quinoa bowls to choose from! Thanks for including mine! Sharing on twitter, fb and pinterest. Kind of thrilled I JUST bought a jar of kimchi — now I know what to make first !


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