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How To Cook Quinoa 31 Different Ways

One of the great things I discovered after going vegan was Quinoa. I had never heard of it before. Now I’m always looking for new Quinoa Recipes to try! If you aren’t familiar with this amazing food there are only a couple of things you need to know about it. The more you know the more you will want to put it in your vegan recipes.

We recently did an article about where vegans get their complete proteins. Opponents of the vegan diet say it’s impossible to get these essential amino acids without eating meat. Anytime I hear someone say that I show them Quinoa as my main defense.

If you’d like to read more about how Quinoa Recipes provide complete protein with all of the essential amino acids you can check out our article here. The only other thing you need to know about Quinoa other than it providing perfect protein is that it taste amazing.

I have to give the Savvy Vegetarian all the credit for putting this amazing list of Quinoa Recipes together. They did all the hard work and I’m just sharing their generosity with you. As the name of their website suggests, you may see some recipes that are not vegan.

They will be vegetarian. But nearly any vegetarian dish can be made vegan and it’s super easy. Usually this includes substitution vegan dairy substitutes like milk, cheese and butter. And that is very easy to do with all of the options out there today.

If you need some help knowing how to substitute ingredients to make nearly any dish vegan you will be happy to know it’s pretty easy to do. Once you learn the basics of what things can be interchanged in recipes it really becomes a process of simple substitution. How do you make a recipe with butter and eggs vegan? What about milk and other things commonly found in traditional recipes? You can see a really great guide from vegetarian times on this subject by clicking here.

Quinoa Recipes

basic quinoa

Basic Quinoa (keen-wah)

breakfast quinoa

Breakfast Quinoa

quinoa caserole

Brown Lentil, Quinoa, Vegetable Casserole

cranberry almond quinoa

Cranberry Almond Quinoa

crockpot quinoa stew

Crockpot Quinoa Red Lentil Stew

If you haven’t gotten excited about making a delicious vegan quinoa recipe yet, I’ll admit we are on different wavelengths! On this page is many more delicious recipes you may love. Sure, you may not like all of them but I bet you see at least one of these easy vegan recipes to get you excited!

I personally like using Quinoa in salads because it really kicks up the protein content. You can take a salad which isn’t very filling at all for most people and turn it into a meal with just the addition of some quinoa!

quinoa salad

Green Quinoa Salad

quinoa and lentil salad

Green Brown Quinoa Lentil Salad

How about a more hearty meal using this nutrition packed food from nature? This lentil and quinoa loaf may just be my favorite recipe on this page. You can serve with with a salad and a couple of your favorite vegan side dishes to really make a dinner to remember.

quinoa lentil loaf

Lentil Quinoa Loaf

quinoa mango salad

Mango Quinoa Salad

mexican quinoa

Mexicali Quinoa Kale & Black Beans

If you’d like to read more about how Quinoa Recipes provide complete protein with all of the essential amino acids you can check out our article here. The only other thing you need to know about Quinoa other than it providing perfect protein is that it taste amazing.

Quinoa Applesauce Muffins

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Quinoa Burgers

Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa Carrot Cake Muffins

Quinoa Carrot Zucchini Casserole

Quinoa Chili

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Brownies

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quinoa Corn Black Bean Salad

Quinoa Corn Chowder

Quinoa French Lentil & Herb Salad

Quinoa Garbanzo Bean Italian Vegetable Soup

Quinoa Lentil Patties

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Quinoa Sweet Potato Black Bean Stew

Quinoa Tofu Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Tofu Veggies

Quinoa Vegetable Stir Fry

Quinoa Walnut Rosemary Casserole

Simple Quinoa Salad

Spanish Quinoa

Photo courtesy of Tasha

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73 Comments

  1. You can definitely have too much quinoa. Demand is so high now that countries where quinoa is a staple is too expensive for some to afford.

  2. Please buy quinoa grown in the US; the boom in quinoa demand has led to many native people being unable to afford an important staple crop!

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