40 Vegetarian Quinoa Recipes

By Kiersten | Last Updated: April 21, 2014

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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So much quinoa! You’re spot on about the vegetable broth, I cook mine in organic vegetable stock instead of water and it adds so much flavour so that way you can add it straight to salads, etc. I haven’t been brave enough to start baking with quinoa yet but those Apple Cinnamon & Quinoa Muffin Top Cookies sound crazy good 🙂

Great post! I love quinoa, especially since becoming vegetarian. However, I always eat it with some ambivalence and guilt, given the fact that it has become so popular in the Global North/West, a good number of indigenous Central Americans can no longer afford to consume the crops they grow. However, I clearly have not resolved that given that I do buy it/eat it on occasion. Just thought I might put that out there though, for those who are not aware of the politics of it, but care about ethical eating.

I think that Guardian article took some unfair potshots at vegetarians & vegans–it’s definitely a good thing to be mindful of the impacts of globalization, the importance of fair trade, etc., but quinoa certainly isn’t the only crop with these issues and vegetarians & vegans aren’t the only ones to blame. There’s also this article , which brings up some good points too, although I’d guess that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Oh, and you might be interested in checking out Alter Eco–they sell fair trade quinoa: .

I am definitely convince now! What a great collection of Quinoa recipes! I’ve only made quinoa twice and not that successfully. I think it’s time to give it another try. Thanks for putting this collection together!

We love quinoa. We often use it as a substitute for pasta in recipes.

I will definitely be trying the apple quinoa breakfast bites. I think those will be a big hit with my toddlers (who have both hit that “I-won’t-eat-anything-not-even-things-I-loved-5-minutes-ago” phase).

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