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These 50 Quinoa Recipes To Renew Your Love For The Pseudo-Grain

Although referred to as a grain, quinoa is more closely related to spinach. We eat the seeds of quinoa and for a while, it was quite the trendy treat. But, this healthy side dish needs a burst of freshness in kitchen. The 50 quinoa recipes will renew your love for this pseudo-grain and have you whipping up new salads and side dishes in no time!

1. Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Quinoa enchilada casserole

Damn Delicious put together this enchilada casserole with lots of delicious ingredients, including quinoa! Whip this up for the family tonight, it’s sure to be a hit!

2. Balsamic Chicken Salad with Lemon Quinoa

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This healthy bowl of delicious bites is not only beautiful to look at, but looks quite yummy too. Learn how to make this with some help from Chef Delites.

3. Quinoa-Crusted Chicken Strips

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You can even use quinoa in your crusts! Check out how to make your chicken tenders in an entirely new way over at Half Baked Harvest.

4. Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake

Creamy caprese quinoa bake

Half Baked Harvest also whipped up this beautiful caprese baked using quinoa too. If you love hearty, Italian flavors then you’ll definitely want to use this one.

5. Quinoa Salad with Pecans, Apples and Cranberries

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This is quite the fun medley of flavors. Check out this salad recipe over at Salt Pepper Skillet.

6. Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns

Quinoa breakfast hashbrowns

Make your hash browns a bit healthy but just as satisfying with this recipe from A Beautiful Mess. You can even add ketchup if you’d like!

7. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Made with coconut oil and quinoa, these chocolate chip cookies are delicious and guilt-free. Check out the recipe at Simply Quinoa.

8. Vanilla Quinoa Cake

Vanilla quinoa cake

Made with vegan chocolate frosting, this cake is surprisingly made with quinoa too. You’ll just have to hop back over to Simply Quinoa to grab the details for this too.

9. Quinoa Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

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Rhubarbarians whipped up this quinoa burger that we’re practically drooling over. Topped with some crunch and tzatziki sauce, it’s a winner!

10. Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

Blueberry breakfast quinoa

Start off your day in a satisfying way with this breakfast idea from Damn Delicious. Blueberries, almonds and quinoa all come together in quite a delicious way.

11. Quinoa Pizza Bowls

Easy pizza quinoa bowls recipe

Gimme Some Oven turned quinoa into pizza bowls and we’re loving it! It’s a new Friday night treat!

12. Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

Honey lime quinoa fruit salad

This tart and fruity salad with hints of honey and lime could be a fun treat to try out in the kitchen tonight. Check it out at The Recipe Critic.

13. Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Quinoa black bean tacos

Damn Delicious served up this hearty and delicious quinoa black bean tacos. We think even the kiddos will love them!

14. 5-Ingredient Quinoa Fudge

Vanilla quinoa cake

This one from Simply Quinoa is going to blow your mind too. Because, yes, you can make some chocolatey fudge with quinoa too.

15. Quinoa-Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Quinoa stuffed baked tomatoes

You can even stuff some tomatoes with a delicious concoction – including quinoa and cheese – for a yummy dinner tonight. Grab the details at Diethood.

16. Asian Quinoa Salad

Asian sesame carrot salad

If you’re a fan of Asian flavors, then you’ll want to check out this salad recipe at Pur Body Nutrition. A bit of quinoa and edamame can go a long way.

17. Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa

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Here’s a side dish that will get everyone in the family to eat their veggies and be excited about it! Grab it at Cooking Classy.

18. Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Cilantro lime quinoa

The Harvest Kitchen has another great quinoa recipe that works perfect as a side dish to chicken or fish tonight for dinner. Some lime and cilantro make it a fun and lighter bite.

19. Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

Spinach pesto quinoa

Table for Two added some cheese, spinach and pesto to their quinoa and we love this too. It’s satisfying and will fill you up nicely!

20. Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Quinoa

Roasted garlic parmesan quinoa recipe

Serendipity and Spice made an Italian-inspired quinoa dish that will be a nice accompaniment to some chicken farm or even a steak. Take a peek!

21. Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice

Quinoa veggie fried rice

This can be used as an entree or as a side dish depending on how you and the family feels. Damn Delicious has all the know-how for this quinoa veggie fried rice.

22. Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Quinoa chili recipe

Even your chili can get a quinoa face-lift. Hop on over to Chef Savvy for all the details surrounding this pot of goodness.

23. Quinoa Avocado Spinach Power Salad

Quinoa avocado spinach power salad

The Garden Grazer pairs one of our favorites, avocado, with quinoa for a fresh and yummy salad. Pack this for lunch and see how satisfying it is!

24. Cheesy Quinoa Cakes with Roaster Garlic & Lemon Aioli

Cheesy quinoa cakes recipe

Food gives us the perfect side dish or appetizer for your next dinner party. And this one involves cheese. Who doesn’t love cheese?

25. Garlic Lime Chicken and Quinoa

Easy skillet chicken recipe quinoa and garlic

Here’s another plate we’re drooling over. This chicken and quinoa dish from Eat Well 101 will quickly become a family staple.

26. Quinoa Peanut Butter Snack Balls

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Happy Healthy Mama made these peanut butter balls filled with a favorite flavor and energy! They’re the perfect after school or mid-work snack.

27. Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups

Apple banana quinoa breakfast cups

Pumps & Iron has another breakfast idea that we’re loving. The kids can grab and go or you can make them ahead for yourself.

28. Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Black bean quinoa burgers

Do you love black bean burgers? Emilie Eats makes a yummy treat for us to indulge in a bit. Just don’t forget all of your toppings!

29. Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts

Cranberry quinoa salad candied walnuts homemade dressing recipe

Peas and Crayons concocted this quinoa salad with a bunch of ingredients we love to dive into when fall comes to call. Maybe this could be a great addition to the Thanksgiving table?

30. Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Strawberries and Blueberries

Quinoa salad with fruit and spinach

Here’s another beautiful salad to prep and take to lunch tomorrow. Julia’s Album has all the details you need.

31. Spicy Quinoa Crusted Chicken

Spicy quinoa crusted chicken

Not only is this dish scrumptious but it’s healthy too. Thanks to Skinny Mom dinner just got more exciting and satisfying without all the guilt.

32. Turkey Meatballs with Quinoa

Baked turkey meeatballs quinoa

Here’s another healthy take on classic Italian foods . Check it out at Just a Taste.

33. Quinoa-Crusted Chicken Parmesan

Quinoa crusted chicken parmesan

Here’s another chicken dish that is just as good but a bit healthier with its quinoa addition. Chicken farm just got a makeover with Damn Delicious‘ help.

34. Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa stuffed bell peppers

Damn Delicious teaches us how to stuff some bell peppers with delicious ingredients – with quinoa as its foundation. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner idea.

35. Quinoa Breakfast Scramble

Quinoa breakfast scramble recipe

Wendy Polisi made a breakfast scramble with a bunch of our favorites involved. Start your day off right with this one!

36. Smoky Lemon Vegetable Quinoa

Smoky vegetable quinoa

Are you a fan of smokey flavors? Hop on over to Cooking On The Weekends for all the details behind this lemon and veggie creation.

37. Quinoa Pizza Bites

Gluten free pizza bites with quinoa

Wonky Wonderful turned quinoa into some yummy pizza bites that the kids will fight over this weekend. It’s the perfect snack for any sleepover!

38. BBQ Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Bowl

Bbq chicken kale quinoa bowl

Filled with BBQ chicken, kale and quinoa, this bowl from Aggie’s Kitchen would be a delight for lunch or dinner. Hop on over and check out the recipe.

39. Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins

Skinny pumpkin quinoa muffins

Whether you grab one of these in the morning or use it as an afternoon pick-me-up, these pumpkin muffins from Simply Quinoa are delightful. And they pair nicely with warm tea or coffee!

40. Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars

Quinoa chia seed protein bars

Wendy Polisi makes a fun protein bar recipe including chia seeds and quinoa. For you and the rest of the family, you’ll have the perfect pick-me-up for all week long!

41. Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

Cinnamon apple breakfast quinoa

Who loves cinnamon and apples together? It tastes like apple pie but it’s suited for breakfast. Check it out by visiting Simply Quinoa.

42. Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad

Crazy easy black bean mango quinoa salad

Nourished dressed up their black beans right with this quinoa salad. This too can be used on its own or as a side dish!

43. Quinoa Egg Breakfast Muffins

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Sweet Peas and Saffron whipped up some easy egg and quinoa breakfast muffins. Everyone in the family can grab these and go in the mornings.

44. Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Crock pot salsa chicken and quinoa casserole

This casserole from Diethood will be a hit for the family too. It’s satisfying but filled with yummy and good-for-you ingredients.

45. Buffalo Cauliflower Quinoa Meatballs

Buffalo cauliflower quinoa meatballs

Do you like some heat? These buffalo meatballs from The Almond Eater just became your go-to appetizer for holiday parties and dinner with friends.

46. Greek Quinoa Bowl

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These greek quinoa bowls from Peas and Crayons just made lunchtime a lot more enjoyable. Just look at all those fresh ingredients!

47. Loaded Quinoa Nachos

Quinoa nachos

Who doesn’t love a big plate of nachos? Use quinoa to make it veggie style with some help from The Tray Chic.

48. Quinoa with Corn and Scallions

Quinoa with corn and scallions

Just A Taste makes a side dish with corn that the kiddos will eat right up. It’s the lesser “scary” of the veggies too so they’ll dive right in.

49. Garlic Butter Shrimp and Quinoa

Shrimp and quinoa

Pinch of Yum made some garlic butter quinoa that will satisfy the family as well. It’s a great weeknight dinner idea just serve it up with a glass of wine for the adults.

50. Kale and Quinoa Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale and quinoa salad

And finally, if you visit Damn Delicious just one more time you’ll get another fun salad recipe. And this time you’ll get insight on a tasty vinaigrette too!