45 Best Vegan Quinoa Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

by Alena
Mar 25, 2021
collage of 4 different vegan recipes featuring quinoa from salads to bowls, stuffed eggplant and pizza

Ready for the best vegan quinoa recipes? If you’ve recently fallen in love with this naturally gluten-free pseudo grain but are not sure what meals or snacks to create with it, this article will be for you.

But even if you’re already very familiar with this protein-rich ingredient, we’re positive that you will find a bunch of new ideas for how to prepare it!

It can be used to swap out rice or oatmeal in many instances, bump up the fiber or mineral content of your meals and it works for a great number of people dealing with digestive issues and having to choose gluten-free grains.

Quinoa has definitely become much more popular over the last few years and it allows us to create more variety in our plant-based dishes.

If you’ve never cooked quinoa from scratch, we suggest you rinse the seeds to make them less bitter or soapy and use some vegetable broth to cook it in for your savory meals.

To give you a rough idea, you need about 2 cups of liquid for every cup of dry quinoa — which will result in 3 cups of cooked quinoa after around 20 minutes. Choose between white, red and black quinoa if you want to switch things up!

The following hand-selected list of the best quinoa recipes from around the web is broken down into 4 categories to make it easier to navigate: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner ideas.

Ready for delicious one-bowl recipes, salads, baked goods and more? Let’s dive right in.

Delicious Breakfast Ideas

Here’s how you can start your day off with everyone’s favorite gluten-free and protein-rich pseudo-grain — from warm breakfast bowls loaded with fresh fruit to creamy smoothies, fluffy pancakes and crunchy granola.

Easy Lunch Recipes

Let’s check out some ways to include quinoa into our vegan lunches. We’ve got a whole lot of different salads and bowls here but also wraps and flavorful patties!

Vegan Quinoa Snacks

Do you love snacking as much as we do? These delicious small bites can be used to get you over the hunger hump, have a little late-night-something or to bring with you “just in case”.

Vegan Quinoa Dinner Ideas

Finally, some ideas regarding dinner featuring our main star quinoa! From one-pot-wonders to light salads, casseroles and comfort food like burgers and pizza, this gluten-free grain can be used in so many ways.

More Vegan Recipe Roundups

Did you like our hand-selected list of recipes? Check out the following collections next for more vegan snack and meal inspiration.

Which of these quinoa recipes did you like the most and have you tried any? Share with us in the comments below and Pin this article here.

Alena enjoying a bowl of fresh plant-based food and coffe in a restaurant
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

6 thoughts on “45 Best Vegan Quinoa Recipes (Savory & Sweet)”

    • Hey Jana,
      your recipes are awesome so of course we needed to feature one at last! Thanks for putting them out there.
      Hope this finds you well,
      Alena x

    • Hey Elise,
      thanks for sharing. Yes, I see where you’re coming from. And I agree that every choice we make has consequences, much of the food we grow and items we buy have caused some kind of harm in the process.
      On this website, we focus on plant-based eating, veganism, and health. We also don’t discourage eating avocados or coconuts, although they aren’t the most reasonable/reasonable choices in the big picture.
      Hope you understand! Have fun with our other recipes.
      Best wishes,

  1. Hi! Thank you for sharing these great recipes! I love quinoa and I’m always looking for the new recipes! Two days ago I made Fiesta Quinoa Salad and it was really amazing!


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