Clean Eating Quinoa Recipes for Summer

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

15 of the best CLEAN EATING quinoa recipes to make this summer - includes appetizers, dips, salads, burgers and desserts!

Now that it's officially summer, I bet your calendar is starting to fill up with trips, camps, weekend getaways and maybe even some backyard cookouts.

I love this time of year because so much fabulous produce is in season – the farmer's markets are bustling with people and the stalls are overflowing with fruits and veggies. And it's a great place to find recipe inspiration for your summertime meals. Everything is fresh and healthy!

The thing that can be both exciting and challenging about summer, is all these different activities we have planned. When you're out and about or going over to a friend's house for a party, chances are you're not going to be surrounded with the type of healthy food you're accustomed to eating. And since many of you (me included) are conscious of the foods you put into your bodies, I'm sure you know that most traditional “BBQ” foods are just terrible. Burgers, hot dogs, sausages, pasta and potato salad, dips, chips, desserts and more. (and don't even get my started on the soda…)

So that's why I've pulled together a list of 15 clean eating quinoa recipes that you can make all summer long. Bring them with you on a picnic, serve them at a pool party or even just whip them up for a casual dinner with friends and family. These recipes are light, healthy and delicious, and full of real foods. You can skip on the processed junk without sacrificing any flavor in the process!

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


Healthy Jalapeno Quinoa Corn Dip // perfect for your next summer cookout! {gluten-free}

Jalapeño Quinoa Corn Dip
from Pinch of Yum


Smoked Salmon + Quinoa Spread with Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese |

Smoked Salmon + Goat Cheese Spread
from Simply Quinoa


Salads + Sides

This ultimate summer quinoa salad is packed with black beans, crunchy cucumber, and sweet corn and nectarines! It's healthy, vegan, and gluten free.

Ultimate Summer Quinoa Salad
from Yummy Mummy Kitchen


Southwest Quinoa and Grilled Corn Salad -- this is the perfect clean eating recipe for summer!

Southwest Quinoa + Grilled Corn Salad 
from Foodiecrush


Summertime Asian Quinoa Coleslaw with crunchy jicama + cabbage

Summertime Asian Quinoa Coleslaw
from Simply Quinoa


My favorite kale salad in the world....starting with avocado and adding crispy chickpeas, toasted quinoa and a lemon-tahini dressing!

Vegetarian Kale Salad with Toasted Quinoa
from Simply Quinoa



Quinoa Burgers

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Salmon Burgers - they're quick, easy and couldn't be more delicious! [gluten-free]

Sweet Potato + Salmon Quinoa Burgers
from Simply Quinoa


Beet burger with creamy avocado sauce and baked sweet potato fries| part of the Clean Eating Summer Quinoa Recipe Roundup!

The Ultimate Quinoa Veggie Burger
from The Awesome Green


Garlicky & Cheesy Quinoa Zucchini Fritters -- packed with Quinoa and Zucchini, these Fritters are super delicious and very easy to make!

Garlicky + Cheese Quinoa Zucchini Fritters
from Diethood


Cilantro-Quinoa Turkey Burgers | making this for my next summer cookout - they're quick, easy and delicious!

Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Kale
from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Desserts

Healthy Quinoa Fruit Sala With Honey Lime Dressing! Delicious! | part of the Clean Eating Quinoa Summer Recipe Roundup!

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing
from Two Peas + Their Pod


World's Healthiest Peanut Butter Milkshake - made with only 5 ingredients (and gluten-free & vegan!)

Healthy Peanut Butter Milkshake 
from Simply Quinoa


The perfect QUINOA BROWNIE >> with flaked sea salt, coconut sugar, dark chocolate chips and AVOCADO! (they're also gluten-free + vegan too)

Salted Quinoa Brownies
from Simply Quinoa


Peanut Butter & Roasted Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches | | these vegan frozen treats are perfect for summer!

Peanut Butter + Roasted Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
from Simply Quinoa

Happy summer!
xo Alyssa

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  1. They all look amazing! .. Recently converted my boyfriend to Quinoa when i made your fried Quinoa dish! .. went down a storm.
    Its so versatile, going to try the English muffins soon!
    thank you 😀

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