44 Best Vegan Quinoa Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

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Ready for the best vegan quinoa recipes? We collected delicious sweet and savory meals, snacks and treats featuring this gluten-free grain including bowls, salads, smoothies, baked goods and more!

Whether you’ve recently fallen in love with quinoa but are not sure what meals or snacks to create with it, or already love this ingredient. This article will be for you!

Skip the rice, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, or couscous — it’s time for quinoa to shine.

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

Quinoa can be used to prepare protein-packed breakfasts, vegan bowls, healthy snacks, and light vegan dinners!

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.

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collage of 4 different vegan recipes featuring quinoa from salads to bowls, stuffed eggplant and pizza

44 Best Vegan Quinoa Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ready for the best vegan quinoa recipes? We’ve collected over 40 delicious ways to enjoy this gluten-free grain and want to share with you our favorite quinoa chickpea tabbouleh with lots of vegetables and an easy homemade dressing. Enjoy this exclusive recipe from our eBook Live Lightly!


Chickpea Tabbouleh

  • 1 cup quinoa (170 g), dry
  • ¼ cup fresh mint (7 g), minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (15 g), minced
  • ½ red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 10 oz cucumbers (280 g), finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes (200 g), finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (160 g), drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa, then add to a small saucepan with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cover with a lid.
  2. Cook, covered, for 12-15 minutes. Once the quinoa is cooked, add mint and parsley, then fluff gently with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine bell peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, green onions and chickpeas in a large mixing bowl. 
  4. Mix with a spoon, then add the cooked quinoa mixture, olive oil and lemon juice and mix again.
  5. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste preferences, then cover the bowl with a lid and store in the fridge to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving. Tastes even better the next day. Enjoy!


  • This recipe is a delicious light dinner recipe or cookout side and can be served with fresh bread or sandwiches!
  • Drizzle with olive oil if wanted.
  • Feel free to use any vegan store-bought dressing for a quicker quinoa tabbouleh.
  • Find 40+ more vegan quinoa recipes in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 437mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 15gSugar: 17gProtein: 17g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena 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 “44 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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