These are the best 30 Easy Quinoa Recipes for healthy whole-grain breakfasts, dinner, snacks, and desserts!
One of my favorite things about quinoa is how easy it is to prepare (see here for my guide on how to make perfect stovetop quinoa every time).
It's also an incredibly versatile grain. From sweet to savory, you can enjoy quinoa in dozens of delicious ways. It works at breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
The 25 quinoa recipes on this list include my quickest and easiest. From one-pan meal prep recipes to 30-minute dinners, you'll find unique and healthy gluten-free, vegan and meat-based recipes featuring my favorite grain.
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.
30 Best Fast and Easy Quinoa Recipes
Best Quinoa Breakfast Recipes
- Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie is bright and vibrant with a healthy dose of vitamin C and protein. The best part? It tastes like dessert for breakfast!
- Quinoa Breakfast Tacos with Kale + Butternut Squash. This recipe unites the nutrition powerhouses quinoa and kale in this savory breakfast that's as fast to make as it is to eat!
- Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a decadent and inviting morning meal. Chocolate adds antioxidants, while quinoa brings ts the protein to keep you full all morning.
- Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake is a warming and hearty baked breakfast with fall flavors.
Best Easy Quinoa Soup Recipes
- Creamy Coconut & Mushroom Soup. 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!
- Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry. 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.
- Spring Vegetable Quinoa Minestrone. Crisp springtime vegetables add freshness, color, and nutrition to this light and healthy vegetable quinoa soup recipe.
- 30-Minute Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder. 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
- Green Bean & Almond Quinoa Salad. Snappy green beans meet nutty almonds and quinoa in this wintertime salad that brings the fresh flavors you're craving.
- Summer Squash + Zucchini Quinoa Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts. 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.
- Asian Quinoa Power 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.
- Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Feta has bright, refreshing summer flavors with creamy feta cheese.
Best Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes with Quinoa
- Summer Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza. Quinoa isn't just for grain bowls! Make a crisp, flavorful pizza for dinner topped with your favorite summer produce.
- 10 Minute Vegetable Quinoa “Fried Rice”. 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.
- Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Fill tender sweet potatoes with the Mexican flavors for a filling and fast vegetarian weeknight dinner.
- Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos. Vegetarian tacos get an upgrade from black beans, whole grains, and a zesty cilantro-lime dressing.
- Vegan Lentil + Quinoa Meatloaf. 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.
- 5-Ingredient Quinoa Mac and Cheese. 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.
- Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Another favorite way to turn a sweet potato into a satisfying dinner or lunch with a creamy homemade dressing.
- Curry Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls. This classic quinoa bowl recipe has earthy flavors from roasted root vegetables and chickpeas, plus fresh crunch from kale.
Easy Snack Recipes with Quinoa
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Power Bars. 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.
- Vegan Buffalo Quinoa Bites & Vegan Ranch Dip. Dunkable buffalo bites get a healthy makeover from quinoa and a fast plant-based ranch dip.
- Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites with Hummus + Crispy Chickpeas. Throw back to your childhood favorite bagel bites with these healthy mini pizzas with creamy hummus and crunchy chickpeas.
- Crunchy Toasted Coconut Butter Quinoa Bites. Coconut butter is the key to crunchy, nutty quinoa bites perfect to power you through the afternoon slump.
- Superfood Chocolate Quinoa Bars are a crunchy sweet snack packed with nutrition that satisfies your sweet tooth.
Easy Quinoa Dessert Recipes
- Chocolate Quinoa & Chia Pudding. Whether you dig into this quinoa chia pudding for breakfast or dessert, it's guaranteed to satisfy your sweet craving.
- Fudgy Salted Quinoa Brownies. These brownies are insanely fudgy and chocolaty with a secret boost of protein from cooked quinoa.
- Turtle Cookie Quinoa Energy Bites. These packable, nutty bites are super easy to make and offer the energy boost you're looking for without a sugar rush.
- Healthy “Reese's” Quinoa Crispy Treats are a fun and nutty homemade treat for Halloween.
- Apple Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free) has jammy apples and a nutty almond and quinoa flour crust.
If you make any of these easy quinoa recipes, let me know what you think with a comment below!