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40 Vegetarian Quinoa Recipes

40 Vegetarian Quinoa Recipes

40 Vegetarian Quinoa Recipes
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 Recipe
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
Greek Quinoa Salad With Style & Grace
Acorn Squash-Quinoa Breakfast Porridge Family Fresh Cooking
Ginger Quinoa Granola Beard & Bonnet
Quinoa Apple Breakfast Bites Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish
Quinoa Coconut Walnut Crunch Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Pesto Quinoa & White Bean Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes RecipePesto Quinoa White Bean Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings
Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Corn Relish
Quinoa Coconut Macaroons Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
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
Maple-Braised Apples with Quinoa Eat Life Whole
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 & Fresh Corn
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
Pesto Quinoa with Local Tomatoes and Corn Sweet Remedy
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 and Quinoa Muffin Top Cookies
Apple Cinnamon & Quinoa Muffin Top Cookies
Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream
Edamame Quinoa Salad Cooking Quinoa
Quinoa & Spinach Stuffed Portobellos Capri The Cafe Sucre Farine
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

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81 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristina
    March 12, 2013 at 10:29 am

    quinoa is absolutely one of my favorite ingredients to work with – I make a large pot of it every week.

    some of these I have seen before, but I see new recipes that look so good – off to explore!

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    HilLesha @To the Motherhood
    March 12, 2013 at 10:30 am

    That is a great round-up! 🙂

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
    March 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Confession: whenever I read the word “quinoa,” my brain still registers it as “kwin-oh-ah.” I’m not proud!

    Love the stuff, and now I know where to look the next time I’m after a little “kwin-oh-ah” inspiration.

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Stupid vegetarian foods with their hard to pronounce names!

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    Megan @ Monroe Makeshift
    March 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I love quinoa! Sadly I discovered that it’s not a good idea to eat it after having a tooth removed… I was rinsing out little seeds for days! Haha! I’ll be holding onto this page for later though 😉

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Oh no! I remember that from when I had my wisdom teeth out too. I couldn’t wait for those holes to close up because that was NAS-TY. :/

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    Patricia
    March 12, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Yum! I love quinoa and happy to see this great roundup. Thanks so much for including mine! (Grab a Plate)

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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    Maryann
    March 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    We use it a lot instead of rice. Great protein.

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    Alissa N
    March 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    These all look incredible!! And thank you so much for the link!!
    I was so excited about the mention that I sent it to Hubby, who instantly requested I make the Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas, so that’s what we’ll be having for dinner!! Can’t wait to try them!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      You’re welcome! And yay for making the quesadillas! 😀

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    March 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    You do the best summary posts, I love that they’re all veggie too 🙂 quinoa is seriously expensive here but maybe some of these will convince me to splash out and try it…

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    Caitlin
    March 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    i love quinoa! what a great roundup with lots of new things for me to try!

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    Kaitlin @ The Garden Grazer
    March 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    What an awesome list, and thanks so much for the mention! I’m actually making the Quinoa Fajita Burritos tonight for dinner! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      You’re welcome–they look delicious! 🙂

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    Kristen
    March 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    This is so helpful! I’ve been trying to eat quinoa for its health benefits, but I struggle with ideas on how to incorporate it into recipes. Thanks for this!

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    Katie
    March 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    So many great recipes to cook, so little time. Great round-up Kiersten. Nicely balanced and oh so pretty with all of the lovely photography added in. Thanks for curating it:)

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    Meg @ Beard and Bonnet
    March 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Whoa, what a list! Thanks for including my Ginger Quinoa Granola, I am bookmarking this and going to cook my way through this list of quinoa recipes. YUM!

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you for the amazing recipe! 😀

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    March 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    You’re the encyclopedia of life’s nutrition for me.

    PS. You need to email me with your news!

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    Jennifer The Quirky Momma
    March 12, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    The quinoa-stuffed acorn squash rings are my absolute favorites! I could eat those until I burst!

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    Dara
    March 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Love these recipes, quinoa is such a versitile ingredient.

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    Jessica
    March 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    THANK YOU for posting such an extensive list of wonderful quinoa recipes. I love quinoa but find myself making it the same way over and over. This will help me so much. Thanks!!

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Yeah, I get into the same rut sometimes. Not just with quinoa, with just about everything! 🙂

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    Ricki
    March 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Such a fantastic roundup of quinoa recipes! I adore quinoa and can’t wait to try a bunch of new recipes with it. Thanks so much for including my Quinoa Pizza Balls as well! 🙂

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      You’re welcome–they look delicious! 🙂

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    March 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Awesome roundup, as usual! Great job! I need to check a lot of these out 🙂 Thanks for including my pizza quinoa! I’ve actually been meaning to do an updated version of that soon – yum!

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      I love that recipe so much! 🙂

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    Tony B (SimpleAwesomeCooking)
    March 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Kiersten – Thanks a bunch for including my sliders in your roundup. Honored to have made the cut!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      You’re welcome–I can’t wait to try them! 🙂

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    March 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I really want to love quinoa but my husband hasn’t been a fan so far. Hopefully some of these might help change his mind!

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    Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice
    March 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    This is such a helpful post, thank you! I love quinoa and so does my husband, but we are in a bit of a rut at the moment. Such great ideas here from some wonderful bloggers.

    At the moment I have my eye on Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa, since our zucchini plants are producing at lightning speed!

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      I’ve made that Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa recipe, so I can attest to the fact that it is delicious. 🙂 Too much zucchini is always a good problem to have!

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    a farmer in the dell
    March 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I LOVE quinoa and thanks for introducing me to a whole bunch of awesome blogs! Great recipes!

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    Courtney Jones
    March 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Awe, thank you so much for including two of my recipes! 🙂 You are the best! I love this round-up. I’m obsessed with quinoa – and now I have a huge list of new quinoa recipes to try. And lots of new blogs to check out too!

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      That curried quinoa salad is sooooo good!

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    ashley - baker by nature
    March 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I have the same measuring cups – twins!

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      Kiersten
      March 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      I had them on my wish list forever and then I was at Anthro one day and saw them in the clearance section–obviously I had to snatch them right up. 🙂

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