Easy Quinoa Recipes for 7 Healthy Meals

I’m always on the lookout for easy quinoa recipes that I can whip up for my family. My goal is to serve it at least twice a week. Quinoa (“keen-wah”) is one of those foods that I want more of every time I eat it. If you haven’t tried it, I recommend you do. It’s a healthy whole-grain food with a slightly nutty taste. It’s also so nutritious! One cup of cooked quinoa has 222 calories.

easy quinoa recipes by Chelsea's Messy Apron
Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken over Cilantro-Lime Quinoa by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Quinoa has a fairly high protein content and includes all nine amino acids that human nutrition needs, making it a “super food.”

The hard part for me is knowing how to prepare it, especially in ways that my kids will like. It has more texture than rice and they’re not fans of couscous, which is similar.

Luckily, these 7 recipes from talented food bloggers make it so easy! Make sure to visit their blogs for all of their other great recipes, too.

Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken Over Cilantro-Lime Quinoa

This recipe (see photo above) from Chelsea’s Messy Apron has quinoa, lime, soy sauce, honey, cumin, and more.

Quinoa Salad with Cumin Lime Vinaigrette

Nourished Kitchen makes this recipe with cilantro, avocado, quinoa, onion, jalapeno, and more.

Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Vegetables and Chicken

You can find this recipe on Table for Two, and it includes broccoli, quinoa, butternut squash, carrots, zucchini, and more.

Sweet & Spicy Quinoa Beet Burgers with Mango & Sprouts

Ambitious Kitchen cooks these quinoa beet burgers with flaxseed meal, dates, coriander, breadcrumbs, and more.

One Pot Mexican Quinoa recipe

This recipe from Super Healthy Kids includes black beans, tomatoes, quinoa, chili powder, corn, and other healthy ingredients.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This vegan recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything has onions, quinoa, lime juice, cumin, black beans, avocado, and more.

Quinoa Spring Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce

Minimalist Baker prepares this recipe with quinoa, cucumber, carrot, red pepper, cilantro, and mint. The sauce includes cashews, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and more.


What’s your favorite easy quinoa recipe? Please leave a comment.

Travis Neighbor Ward is an award-winning editor in chief, magazine and web writer, and a best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction. She has written extensively about interiors, lifestyle, travel, gardening, and health. To learn about blogging, publishing, and marketing for lifestyle and interiors go to her site The Decorated Way, www.decoratedway.com.

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