14 Recipe's for Quinoa Inspiration - healthy, packed full of protein and tasty too! here are some ways to make quinoa more exciting for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or even dessert)

14 Recipe’s For Quinoa Inspiration

One of my favourite things at the moment is quinoa! If you don’t know what that is, it is a grain-like seed that is full of protein so it is also great for vegetarians!

It is very diverse which means you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or maybe even dessert) AND it’s good for you! (as it is full of protein it does come with a few extra calories than chicken or other lean meats but they are definitely worth it) Plus it is pretty simple and quick to cook too which is why I love making it after a run or a long day to refuel, without having to wait hours for some decent grub!! (what more could you want?!)

Recently I have been mixing it with chicken and tomato and adding it to wraps (what can I say, I am in training and need the protein! – definitely trying to justify it! it’s just so tasty!) If you are also a wrap fan like me, here are 16 Wrap Filling Ideas to keep you going!

Back to what I was saying! – The only downside is that quinoa can get boring because on it’s own it is quite bland, so I decided to do a roundup of some great recipe’s that inspire me to mix it up a little and make things more interesting so I don’t get tired of it! (did I mention it was packed full of protein!?) this is something you want to keep around.

So without further ado here they are…


1. Lime Cilantro Quinoa

Cilantro Lime Quinoa by You Brew My Tea
Image & Recipe at You Brew My Tea


2. Double Bean Quinoa Salad

Double Bean Quinoa Salad - Life On Merlin
Image & Recipe on Life on Merlin

3. Quinoa Zucchini and Corn in Lemon Butter

Quinoa Zucchini and corn in lemon butter by housewives of frederick county
Image & Recipe on The Housewives of Frederick County

4. Cranberry, Chesnut and Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Crandberry, chesnut and Quinoa stuffed squash by Caroline's Cooking
Image & Recipe on Caroline’s Cooking

5. Quinoa Breakfast Scramble

Quinoa Breakfast Scrambleon Housewives of Frederick County
Image & Recipe on Housewives of Frederick County

6. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by Thrifty jinxy
Image & Recipe on Thrifty Jinxy

7. Peruvian Porridge With Quinoa And Amaranth

Peruvian Porride Quinoa and Amaranth by The Work Top
Image & Recipe on The Work Top

8. Mediterranean Confetti Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad By Two healthy kitchens
Image & Recipe on Two Healthy Kitchens

9. Turkey Sausage Quinoa

Easy, Turkey Sausage Quinoa by Kenarry
Image & Recipe on Kenarry

10. Broccoli Grain Salad

Broccoli Grain Salad by Side Walk Shoes
Image & Recipe on SideWalk Shoes

11. Spicy Red Sriracha Quinoa

Spicy Red Sriracha Quinoa by Strength and Sunshine
Image & Recipe on Strength and Sunshine

12. Power Parfaits and Quinoa Granola

Power Parfaits with Quinoa Granola by Brittany's Pantry
Image & Recipe on Brittany’s Pantry

13. Mexican Kale and Quinoa Bake

Mexican Kale and Quinoa Bake on Vegetarian Gourmet
Image & Recipe on Vegetarian Gourmet

14. Roast Squash, Avocado and Quinoa Salad

Roast Butternut Squash Avocado and Quinoa Salad by Caroline's Cooking
Image & Recipe on Caroline’s Cooking

Have you tried quinoa? What’s your favourite recipe?

*I do not own these images and I obtained permission to share these recipes – all rights go to the fab foodie makers themselves!*

14 Recipe's for Quinoa Inspiration - healthy, packed full of protein and tasty too! here are some ways to make quinoa more exciting for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or even dessert)

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  • Gina (#)
    March 16th, 2016

    I have to say that quinoa burgers are my all time favorite. I’ve always wanted to make quinoa stuffed peppers though. And my mouth is just drooling everywhere looking at that broccoli and grain salad. Yummy!

  • Sara at Handy Herbs (#)
    March 11th, 2016

    I love quinoa toobut haven’t cooked with it for a while. Thanks for the inspiration – a great selection! 🙂 #YumTum

  • Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks (#)
    March 11th, 2016

    I am RUBBISH at cooking quinoa I need an idiots guide. Our local deli does a lovely pomegranate, feta, quinoa and coriander salad.

  • Blessing | BB's Pantry (#)
    March 11th, 2016

    I love quinoa too! Thanks for all these recipes, I’ll definitely have to try the Mexican kale & quinoa bake. My favourite everything #yumtum

  • Kelly Robinson (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I have never used quinoa in cooking but this has inspired me to give it a go! I am actually trying lentils this week too! #YumTum

    • Charlotte (#)
      March 11th, 2016

      ooo i’ll look forward to a recipe with lentils because I never really know what I am doing with them :p !!

  • Sassy (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I know what it is, but don’t really ever use it. I should really incorporate it into my diet, thanks for the great recipes, and tasty wrap selections Xxx

  • Sadhna Grover (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I love Quinoa, all these quinoa dishes are awesome, difficult to decide which one is best. I am going to try some, because quinoa is very healthy.

  • Emma (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    Nice round up of recipes. I have a hard time with quinoa – saying it and cooking it! I never feel it is cooked properly when you can still see the little white bits…if you know what I mean :/

  • Marilyn (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I am not a quinoa lover but my daughter-in-law is. Passing these on to her! #yumtumlinky

  • Emma (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    Some great recipes here, I haven’t tried cooking this myself before but will have to give it a shot with some of these fab ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I love quinoa!! These ideas definitely makes me want to cook some for dinner tonight! 🙂

  • Hayleigh Budgetfoodmummy (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I have a confession to make… I’ve never tried quinoa!! All these recipes look great though so I will have to try it.

  • Petite Words (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I’m always wondering of ways to spice up Quinoa and wow, here’s so many ideas. Thank you! Love your blog ! #YumTum

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  • Ana De- Jesus (#)
    March 10th, 2016

    I am a vegetarian so some of these options are right up my street! I like the sound of the quinoa stuffed squash!

  • I am not really a fan of quinoa , I have only tried it once but hated it as I am such a fussy eater. some great ideas for people who enjoy it though x

  • Someone's Mum (Danielle) (#)
    March 9th, 2016

    I have confession to make that we have never actually tried Quinoa here! I think some anxiety over how to pronounce it doesn’t help 😉 This is a great inspiration for some ways we could introduce it though so may give it a try!

    • Charlotte (#)
      March 9th, 2016

      I know right is it KEEN-WA or QUIN-O-A… I mean!! it’s tasty though :p

  • Katie (#)
    March 9th, 2016

    Thanks for including our Quinoa recipe! We love this healthy choice in our menu plan!

  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons (#)
    March 9th, 2016

    I’ve tried quinoa stuffed peppers which were really nice! The zucchini and corn one (courgette and sweetcorn 🙂 ) sounds lovely too!

  • Gemma Nuttall (#)
    March 9th, 2016

    I’ve never eaten, or touched, Quinoa. My hubby is a major fusspot eater and likes his meat and 2 veg!
    Maybe I’ll give it a go. I also like the look of the turkey sausage one…I do love a good sausage (I can’t say that without laughing ) x

  • Dean of Little Steps (#)
    March 9th, 2016

    I’ve heard of Quinoa. One of our close friends is vegetarian, although admittedly I have never tasted it. Would love to try the turkey sausage quinoa recipe 🙂 x

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