25 Quinoa Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

Love it or hate it, these are worth trying.

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1. Balsamic Chicken Salad with Lemon Quinoa

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2. Garlic Butter Shrimp and Quinoa

If I were to definitively rank All Of The Butters, garlic butter would be very, very high on that list. Get the recipe.

4. Quinoa Crusted Chicken Strips with Barbecue Honey Mustard

Filed under: Brilliant Ways To Make Quinoa Haters See The Light. Get the recipe.

5. Quinoa with Corn and Scallions with Honey Butter Dressing

A simple starter. Get the recipe.

6. Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake


Moment of silence for the unapologetic stretch of cheese, please. Get the recipe.

7. Lighter Baked Chicken Nuggets Coated in Quinoa

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8. Quinoa Burgers with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Fair warning that there’s a fair amount of prep that goes into this one — pickling cabbage, shredding carrots — but the end result is pretty damn ‘gram-worthy, no?
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10. Quinoa Crusted Chicken Parmesan

Protein squared. Get the recipe.

11. Cauliflower, Quinoa, and Chickpeas Roasted with Turmeric


And it was all


(But it was delicious, so I ate it all anyway.) Get the recipe.

12. Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole

As the wise philosopher B. Gump once said: Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. Get the recipe.

13. Quinoa, Chicken, and Garden Veggies Skillet

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14. Loaded Quinoa Nachos

What do you call quinoa that doesn’t belong to you? Nacho quinoa*. Get the recipe.

*I’ll be here all week.

15. Roasted Veggie & Tahini Quinoa Bowl

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16. Spicy Korean Beef Bowl with Kimchi and Bok Choy

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17. Quinoa Salad with Apples, Pecans, and Cranberries

Lean and green. Get the recipe.

18. Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa

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19. One Pan Mexican Quinoa Skillet


Quinoa: Burrito bowl edition. Get the recipe.

20. Quinoa, Broccoli, and Kale Salad with Tangy Mustard Dressing

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21. Pico de Gallo Quinoa Burgers

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22. Salmon & Quinoa Fritters


Serve these with fresh greens, stuffed into a Mediterranean-style pita, or with your favorite dipping sauce. Get the recipe.

23. Quinoa Taco Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

Not a tofu fan? Skip it, or swap in your favorite protein. Get the recipe.

24. Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa


25. Sesame Chicken with Quinoa

Ready in 15 minutes. Get the recipe.

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