Short on time, but still want to feed your family something healthy? These 25 easy quinoa recipes have you covered for whole-grain breakfasts, dinner, snacks, and desserts!
One of my favorite things about quinoa is how easy it is to prepare. We've made our fair share of recipes together, and seen how versatile this little seed can be. However, today I want to focus on recipes that check two boxes:
Isn't it great when you can pull a delicious dinner together in under 30 minutes? Or when you want to whip up a fabulous gluten-free breakfast and only need to use 5 ingredients? And now we're compiling all 25 of our easiest quinoa recipes in one round-up. From easy vegan quinoa recipes to quinoa bowls to protein-packed quinoa recipes with tofu, these recipes cover all of your needs.
If you're short on time or just love a simple recipe, here are our 25 best recipes for quinoa that are fast, easy, and delicious.
Best Quinoa Breakfast Recipes
This smoothie is bright and vibrant with a healthy dose of vitamin C and protein. The best part? It tastes like dessert for breakfast!
Unite the nutrition powerhouses quinoa and kale in this savory breakfast that's as fast to make as it is to eat!
Your quinoa breakfast bowl game has never looked more decadent or inviting. Chocolate adds antioxidants, while quinoa brings ts the protein to keep you full all morning.
Best Easy Quinoa Soup Recipes
Coconut milk adds just the right amount of body and creaminess to this dairy-free soup. This bowl is so full of umami flavors it's hard to believe how fast and easy it is to make!
This one might take a little longer than the super-fast recipes on the list. But thanks to a slow cooker, it couldn't be easier to make this hands-off quinoa curry soup.
Crisp springtime vegetables add freshness, color, and nutrition to this light and healthy vegetable quinoa soup recipe.
That's right: just half an hour to make an insanely creamy and flavor-packed roasted garlic cauliflower chowder perfect for a chilly night.
Best Easy Quinoa Salad Recipes
Snappy green beans meet nutty almonds and quinoa in this wintertime salad that brings the fresh flavors you're craving.
Celebrate fresh produce with this summery salad. Toasted pine nuts add a touch of buttery flavor and crunchy texture to this fast and easy grain salad.
Reinvent your typical quinoa bowl with this crunchy, colorful, and just-spicy-enough power salad. Cooked quinoa absorbs the zippy flavors from the Asian dressing for a totally addicting result.
Best Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes with Quinoa
Quinoa isn't just for grain bowls! Make a crisp, flavorful pizza for dinner topped with your favorite summer produce.
This quinoa dinner recipe couldn't be faster to make or more satisfying. Use any of your favorite quick-cooking veggies to amp up the color and flavors.
Fill tender sweet potatoes with the Mexican flavors for a filling and fast vegetarian weeknight dinner.
Vegetarian tacos get an upgrade from black beans, whole grains, and a zesty cilantro-lime dressing.
You might not believe that this hearty meatloaf is 100% vegetarian. Lentils and quinoa unite to make a meaty, savory loaf that also freezes beautifully.
Yup, just 5 simple ingredients to make this noodle-free mac and cheese. Not only is it healthier than your typical cheesy casserole, but it's also a whole lot easier.
Another favorite way to turn a sweet potato into a satisfying dinner or lunch with a creamy homemade dressing.
This classic quinoa bowl recipe has earthy flavors from roasted root vegetables and chickpeas, plus fresh crunch from kale.
Easy Snack Recipes with Quinoa
You'll be so glad you made a batch of these no-bake protein bars for the week. Enjoy the rich, creamy flavor of peanut butter in a packable, healthy homemade snack.
Dunkable buffalo bites get a healthy makeover from quinoa and a fast plant-based ranch dip.
Throw back to your childhood favorite bagel bites with these healthy mini pizzas with creamy hummus and crunchy chickpeas.
Coconut butter is the key to crunchy, nutty quinoa bites perfect to power you through the afternoon slump.
Easy Quinoa Dessert Recipes
Whether you dig into this quinoa chia pudding for breakfast or dessert, it's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet craving.
These brownies are insanely fudgy and chocolaty with a secret boost of protein from cooked quinoa.
These packable, nutty bites are super easy to make and offer the energy boost you're looking for without a sugar rush.
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