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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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    Nat @ The Apple Diaries
    March 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    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 🙂

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    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
    March 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Awesome post! Quinoa is most definitely one of my favorite superfoods! I love the idea of using it in cookies :).

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    Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    March 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Yet another incredibly comprehensive recipe list! This is great Kiersten. I reckon I could adapt the stuffed pattypan squash recipe into something Greek – it’s definitely got Greek vegetarian potential!

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      March 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Yes! Take out the chipotle and corn, add some olives and feta…

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    March 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    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.

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    March 13, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Love this protein loaded grain-like seed. Thanks for sharing, Kiersten.

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    March 13, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Love this post! Thanks for sharing these great recipes!

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    March 13, 2013 at 7:05 am

    This is quinoa heaven!! I need to make a batch today and try out some recipes. Thanks for including my salad!

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    Sara @my less serious life
    March 13, 2013 at 7:06 am

    what a great roundup!

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    Ronnie Fein
    March 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

    So helpful and chock full of of recipes. Nice!

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    March 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Thank you for including us in your list! This is an awesome roundup of quinoa recipes!

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      March 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      No problem–I love your recipe! 🙂

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    March 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Thank you so much for opening my eyes to the possibilities of quinoa, Kiersten! I’m kind of a newbie to it. Looks like I have lots to try!

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    Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board
    March 13, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Love your posts like this, it will take me a while to get through all these links! (though I wouldn’t be surprised if I already have a lot of them bookmarked, I love quinoa!) Thanks for including a link to one of mine!

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      March 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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    March 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Quinoa is one of my faves! Thanks for this, I can never get enough quinoa recipes!!

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    Stephanie @ henry happened
    March 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I love your roundups because the always remind me of old posts of yours that I need to make. Muffin top cookies are like the best idea ever.

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    March 14, 2013 at 12:34 am

    This is a solid round-up…I really need to try cooking quinoa for reals!

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    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    March 14, 2013 at 1:53 am

    I love quinoa! And you posted 40 recipes for it! Thank you so so much!

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    March 14, 2013 at 6:43 am

    You know, I’ve never tried quinoa, but I keep hearing about it, so I think I need to try one of these and soon.

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    March 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    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!

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      March 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      The Kitchn link has some good tips for cooking quinoa. It’s definitely a little bit temperamental!

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    March 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Great list, I love using quinoa, it is very versatile.

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    debra pearlstein
    March 17, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Quinoa is so yummy and healthy. Thanks for the recipes!

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    March 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Wow!!! Awesome List

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    Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}
    March 21, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I love quinoa, I always cook mine in veggie broth too. I recently learned that quinoa freezes really well too. This is an awesome compilation, can’t wait to browse through those recipes.

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    March 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    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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      April 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      I hope they’re a success! 🙂

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    Brenda Williams
    March 30, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Such a great variety of ways to cook with quinoa. All of these look so good. Thanks for giving us so many ideas.

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    August 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    These all look so great! I just posted an amazing quinoa muffin recipes I found. I can’t wait to try some of these ideas!

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