Super Easy Quinoa Recipes for Everyday

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Short on time, but still, want to feed your family something healthy? Choose from one of these 25 easy quinoa recipes!

25 of the BEST easy Quinoa Recipes

One of my absolute 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, but today I wanted to focus on two things:

1) Easy

2) Speedy

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? We've done these all before, but these easy quinoa recipes have never been in the same place.

Today, rather than sharing a brand new recipe, I wanted to pull a list of my top 25 easy quinoa recipes. I'll continue to build on this post (or perhaps we'll post a series as the site continues to grow), but for those of us who are strapped on time and in need of simple recipes, here's an eclectic mix for you to choose from!


The Perfect Fall Smoothie with Carrot Cake

Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie


These VEGAN quinoa breakfast tacos are the perfect way to start the day -- protein-packed, fiber-rich and loads of veggies!

Quinoa Breakfast Tacos with Kale + Butternut Squash


How to make Quinoa Flakes

Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl



creamy coconut mushroom quinoa soup

Creamy Coconut & Mushroom Soup


COCONUT QUINOA CURRY -- made in the slow cooker with only a few simple ingredients. Only fresh, wholesome ingredients, it's naturally gluten-free AND vegetarian too!

Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry


Spring Quinoa Minestrone with all sorts of amazing seasonal veggies! Hearty, simply and delicious!

Spring Vegetable Quinoa Minestrone


Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder - ready in 30 minutes and PACKED with plant-based protein (vegan + GF)

30-Minute Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chowder



healthy quinoa salad with almonds and green beans

Green Bean & Almond Quinoa Salad


Summer Squash & Zucchini Quinoa Salad Recipe

Summer Squash + Zucchini Quinoa Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts


asian quinoa power salad with edamame and a ginger-miso dressing

Asian Quinoa Power Salad



Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza -- a simple, flavorful, plant-based pizza recipe that is absolutely PERFECT for summer!

Summer Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Pizza


Super Easy Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice that's made in less than 10 minutes and uses only 8 ingredients! (it's also gluten-free + vegetarian)

10 Minute Vegetable Quinoa “Fried Rice”


Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


These healthy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos are the PERFECT recipe for summer! Light, flavorful, healthy and super SIMPLE! [vegan]

Cilantro Lime Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

Vegan Lentil + Quinoa Meatloaf -- it might sound strange, but it's absolutely AMAZING! Even meat-lovers will love this loaf! {gluten-free}

Vegan Lentil + Quinoa Meatloaf


Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

5-Ingredient Quinoa Mac and Cheese


how to make quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


Curry Roasted Vegetable Quinoa bowls with cauliflower, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, kale and a creamy tahini dressing!

Curry Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls


Healthy Protein Bars with Peanut Butter

No-Bake Peanut Butter Power Bars


Vegan Buffalo Quinoa Bites & Vegan Ranch Dip


I'm totally bringing these mini quinoa pizza bites to my next neighborhood party. They're so easy to make, taste like pizza and are surprisingly healthy too!

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites with Hummus + Crispy Chickpeas


Crunchy Toasted Coconut Quinoa Bites >> only 5 ingredients, naturally sweetened and 100% gluten-free

Crunchy Toasted Coconut Butter Quinoa Bites


vegan chocolate chia pudding with hemp seeds for extra protein

Chocolate Quinoa  & Chia Pudding


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

Fudgy Salted Quinoa Brownies


no bake turtle cookie quinoa energy bites with dates and pecans

Turtle Cookie Quinoa Energy Bites



25 of the BEST easy Quinoa Recipes

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  1. Thanks for your recipes! I avoid all sugars, diary, red meat and processed foods… Just recently started including quinoa in my meals and your blog inspired me to make some delicious food 🙂

  2. Thank you for these great recipes, I love them! I eat healthy vegetarian and your recipes are right up my alley, so glad I found you. Super delicious AND nutritious!

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