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

Vegan Mexican Layer Dip

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


Vegan Buffalo Quinoa Bites & Vegan Ranch Dip
from Simply Quinoa


Salads + Sides

Tropical Kale & Quinoa Power Salad
from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Greek Salad with Chickpeas

Quinoa Greek Salad with Chickpeas
from Simply Quinoa


This summery Zucchini Quinoa Salad is light, flavorful and packed with healthy ingredients!

Summer Squash + Zucchini Quinoa Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts
from Simply Quinoa


Totally Addicting Vegetarian Kale Salad with crispy chickpeas, hard boiled eggs and toasted quinoa

Vegetarian Kale Salad with Toasted Quinoa
from Simply Quinoa



Quinoa Burgers

If you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, that tastes like you've spent hours in the kitchen, then look no further. These Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes are sensational.

Sweet Potato + Salmon Quinoa Burgers
from Simply Quinoa


Simple Vegan Quinoa Burgers dressed in a dreamy turmeric-tahini sauce!

Vegan Quinoa Burgers
from Simply Quinoa


Baked Quinoa Falafel with Turmeric Sauce
from Simply Quinoa


Beet + Quinoa Veggie Burgers - these tasty burgers are packed with veggies and won't fall apart on you!

Beet + Quinoa Veggie Burgers
from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Desserts

triple berry quinoa salad with a lime vinaigrette

Maple Lime Triple Berry Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

If you love Cherry Garcia, you'll love this vegan cherry ice cream. It take less than 5 minutes to make, 5 ingredients and couldn't be healthier.

Vegan Cherry Ice Cream
from Simply Quinoa


My absolute favorite brownie recipe EVER! These healthy quinoa brownies are fudgy, rich and delicious!

Salted Quinoa Brownies
from Simply Quinoa


Dark Chocolate Quinoa Pudding | a decadent, indulgent and surprisingly healthy treat! |

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Pudding
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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