30 Non-Boring Recipes to Make With Quinoa

It seems like, for many, quinoa is now a pantry staple. Though its popularity has risen over the last 10 years or so, the ancient seed (it’s nutritionally a grain, but botanically a seed) is far from new. According to Smithsonian Magazine, quinoa has existed for at least about 5,000 years and was sacred to the Incas, who called it the “mother grain.” It’s considered a “superfood” and, like just about every other ingredient featured so far in our non-boring recipes series, is incredibly versatile, in addition to being healthy.

Quinoa works well as the base of a bowl or “grain” salad, packed into a patty, cooked like oatmeal, and more. Here are 30 non-boring recipes you can make with quinoa to serve as the inspiration for which we’re all looking.

 

1. Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry, and Quinoa Salad

 

2. Black Bean and Quinoa Skillet Nachos

 

3. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

 

4. Greek Quinoa Salad with Avocado

 

5. One Pot Supreme Pizza Quinoa Casserole

Source: Recipe Runner

 

6. Easy Cracked Freekeh Porridge with Quinoa

 

7. Crunchy Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola

 

8. Mexican Quinoa Casserole

 

9. Coconut Shrimp Quinoa Bowls with Mango Salsa and Lemongrass Sauce

 

10. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Quinoa Chili

 

11. Cinnamon and Pecan Crusted Salmon

Source: Simply Quinoa

 

12. Vegan Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

 

13. Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Source: Isabel Eats

 

14. Red Cabbage Vegetable Quinoa Stew with Turmeric

 

15. Sun-Dried Tomato Quinoa Salad

Source: Recipe Runner

 

16. Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

 

 17. Honey and Lime Quinoa Salad Bowl with Spicy BBQ Chickpeas

 

18. Easy Superfood Quinoa Bowl

 

19. Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

 

20. Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry

Source: Simply Quinoa

 

21. Quinoa Taco Bowls with Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

 

22. BBQ Cheddar Quinoa Burgers

 

23. Fluffy Vegan Quinoa Pancakes

 

24. Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad

 

25. Quinoa Crusted Schnitzel with Creamed Corn Gnocchi

 

26. Crispy Quinoa Patties with Spinach and Tomatoes

 

27. Kale, Edamame, and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

 

28. Thai-Inspired Peanut Quinoa Salad

 

29. Crispy Quinoa Burgers Topped with Sweet Potato Fries and Beer Caramelized Onions

 

30. Toasted Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles