There are some foods that show up a lot in vegetarian cooking (hello, tofu!), and quinoa is definitely one of them. Although many people think that quinoa is a grain, it's actually a seed that's more closely related to beets and spinach than it is to wheat and other cereals. The reason it's so popular in vegetarian recipes probably has something to do with the fact that quinoa is high in protein. It also contains healthy amounts of fiber, magnesium, and iron. What's not to love, right?!
I like cooking quinoa in vegetable broth to give it a little boost of flavor. The Kitchn has a helpful article about how to cook quinoa without having it end up sad and soggy, which is a good place to start if you've never cooked with it before. And once you've mastered that, here are 40 vegetarian quinoa recipes for you to try:
Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas
Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
Peanutty Quinoa Bowls
Sriracha Quinoa Bites Leaf and Grain
Quinoa with Acorn Squash and Pomegranate A Thought for Food
Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers Prevention RD
Nutty Quinoa, Spinach and Cranberry Salad Aggie's Kitchen
Quinoa Apple Breakfast Bites Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
Quinoa Coconut Walnut Crunch Jeanette's Healthy Living
Pesto Quinoa White Bean Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings
Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Corn Relish
Quinoa with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate Dressing Girl Makes Food
Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes Grab a Plate
Quinoa Baked Zucchini Chips with Sriracha Dipping Sauce Cooking Quinoa
Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Running to the Kitchen
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Pumpkin Seed Cherry Quinoa Pilaf The Spicy RD
Twice Baked Butternut Squash with Quinoa & Gorgonzola Williams Kitchen
Protein Quinoa Muffins with Fresh Apricot, Walnut and Dates Inspired Edibles
Stuffed Pattypan Squash with Quinoa and Fresh Corn
Curried Red Lentil Quinoa Bowls with Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Bok Choi & King Oyster Mushroom Quinoa Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
Curried Quinoa Mango Salad The Fig Tree
Quinoa Pizza Balls Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Salted Quinoa Chocolate Bark with Pistachios Cooking Quinoa
Greek Style Quinoa Patties With Tzatziki Sauce The Iron You
One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf Food52
Spinach-Feta Quinoa Cakes Panini Happy
Loaded Veggie Quinoa Sliders Simple Awesome Cooking
Apple Cinnamon & Quinoa Muffin Top Cookies
Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream
Edamame Quinoa Salad Cooking Quinoa
Pineapple & Cashew Quinoa Curry Bowl The Fig Tree
Quinoa and Black Lentil Salad with Mixed Salad Greens Jeanette's Healthy Living
Quinoa Fajita Burritos The Garden Grazer
Quinoa, Zucchini & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata The Iron You
Pizza Quinoa Casserole Food Doodles
Cheese and Vegetable Quinoa Bites The Curvy Carrot
Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Chipotle Sauce Once Upon a Cutting Board
Elisabetta pendola says
Thank you so much for this post!!! I really don't Know what recipe to chose next!!! Che era from Italy
Leah Nielsen says
I am just beginning to learn about quinoa. I've tried for several years to cook different recipes, but it's always boiled down to me not liking the taste. THANK YOU for these amazing recipes. Because of this wonderful list, I am truly enjoying quinoa.
Kiersten Frase says
A lot of people don't like quinoa, but I think it's all about what you serve it with. And rinsing it well! 🙂 I'm glad you've been enjoying the recipes on the list!
May I just ask you where in the world you got your measuring cups?? I hope not anthropologie, cause that would mean all hopes of me attaining such cups are dashed..!!!
Kiersten Frase says
Sorry, they're from Anthropologie! They were on clearance and I snatched them up as soon as I saw them. 🙂
Michelle F. says
I just started eating Quinoa. These are some great recipes to try.
Thanks for all these great recipes
I made the greek quinoa salad from Style and Grace this week for some of my lunches and added a can of rinsed/drained chickpeas to that recipe for extra protein. It was so good! I plan on trying many of these other recipes too. Thanks for this list.
i will try this. thank u
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