If you’re looking for a good way to to add some more protein into your diet, try quinoa! This great grain is not only delicious with a slightly nutty flavor, but also adds an amazing heartiness that is sure to be satisfying and nourishing. There’s also so many different ways to eat quinoa, so get started with these 15 recipes that we found on our Food Monster App for high-protein quinoa dishes!
1. Quinoa Salad With Turmeric Tahini Dressing
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Quinoa in salad is such a great and satisfying mixture! You can add in any vegetables that you have on hand, so it’s a great recipe to help clean out your fridge! Enjoy this Quinoa Salad With Turmeric Tahini Dressing from Spice Spice Baby, Kanchan Koya PhD as it’s own meal, or serve alongside your favorite main course vegan dish!
2. Quinoa and White Bean Burger
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These patties are loaded with protein and fiber as well as other beneficial nutrients, and they are very filling. As far as veggie burgers go this Quinoa and White Bean Burger from Julie West is fairly easy. And, if you don’t feel like having it on a bun, by all means top your veggie burger on a bed of fresh leafy greens with a squeeze of lemon, some avocado, salt, and pepper…so good just like that!
3. Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew
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This isn’t your typical lentil stew — the addition of sweet potato and quinoa not only boosts this recipe’s nutritional profile, but they also adds a textural counterpoint to the soft red lentils. This Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew from Kelly Williams is versatile, too. Yellow potatoes or carrots could easily stand in for the sweet potatoes and, if you prefer a creamier soup, a splash of coconut milk will do the trick. Just don’t leave out the lemon juice!
4. Veggie Quinoa Salad
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Quinoa is a seed that has been around for centuries and is very high in protein, iron, magnesium, and fiber making it a healthy pantry staple. This super grain is easy to cook with and has a yummy nutty flavor that leaves you feeling satisfied, like in this Veggie Quinoa Salad from Tiana Haines.
5. Mini Quinoa-Chickpea Cakes
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These scrumptious little Mini Quinoa-Chickpea Cakes from Jennifer Strohmeyer are not only going to please your palate, but also pack a nutrient-rich power punch. Quinoa and chickpeas as the base of these cakes adds firmness, moisture, and a great texture. Quinoa also has a creamy, nutty and somewhat crunchy texture that always makes it a great addition to recipes.
6. Mexican Quinoa Wraps
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These Mexican Quinoa Wraps from Florian Nouh are lovely fresh gems. There is no big secret here – all you need to make this on-the-go lunch or after-workout snack is gluten-free tortilla wraps, a bunch of vegetables, beans, and some cooked quinoa. One of the many aspects you’ll enjoy so much about it is its versatility – it can be used as fillings in cannelloni, in bowls or stews, in salads … you name it.
7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad with Pistachio Gremolata
This Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad With Pistachio Gremolata from Medha Swaminathan is a perfect holiday side or appetizer. Celebrating winter produce, this grain salad combines caramelized brussels sprouts and red onions with quinoa and is topped with a seedy pistachio gremolata! It’s unusual, delicious, and super easy to throw together. Enjoy!
8. Superfood Kale Salad
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This healthy vegan Superfood Kale Salad from Medha Swaminathan combines many superfoods for a nutrient-packed dish! Herb roasted tofu and sweet potato, kale, quinoa, and pecans add nutritional value to this salad.
9. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties With a Butter Bean Tahini Sauce
This is a simple, nourishing meal that tastes amazing! These Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties With a Butter Bean Tahini Sauce from Tiana Haines can be enjoyed as a burger or as a salad with plenty of fresh greens. For the sauce, creamy tahini and butter beans make the perfect dressing.
10. Cannelloni With Quinoa Mushroom Stuffing
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This Cannelloni With Quinoa Mushroom Stuffing recipe from Florian Nouh is just as cheesy and deliciously savory as the original, but it’s completely dairy-free! Gluten-free cannelloni are stuffed with a savory mixture of quinoa, sautéed mushrooms and zucchini, diced tomatoes, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Then, they’re topped with a layer of tomato sauce followed by a layer of vegan cheese shreds that get stretchy and melty in the oven. If you are looking for a stunning vegan pasta dish, look no further than to these cannelloni.
11. Quinoa Avocado Lettuce Wraps
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These Quinoa Avocado Lettuce Wraps from Laura Kuklase are an easy, quick and light vegan/gluten-free lunch or dinner recipe! Avocado will give the creamy texture and quinoa will bring some nice crunch. No need for grain wraps because lettuce replaces them perfectly. The secret touch with lime juice and mint will give some extra freshness and make it all come together!
12. Roasted Tomato Coconut and Quinoa Soup
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Roasted Tomato Coconut and Quinoa Soup from Viktoria Radichkova is full of sweet tomatoes, roasted to intensify their flavor, caramelized onions, creamy coconut milk, and warm spices all blended into an aromatic, chunky soup, with an added nutritional boost of quinoa. A comforting warm, rustic sort of soup, the kind you crave on a cold, rainy day.
13. Super-Simple Sweet Potato and Quinoa Sliders
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Meet your new go-to dinner: these Super-Simple Sweet Potato and Quinoa Sliders from Aurora Steen! Only six ingredients (three if you don’t count the spices and salt) and three steps to make… hello! Amazing! Make them right now! They’re super tasty, too – quinoa, sweet potato, and lentils are a perfect trio!
14. Stuffed Lentil, Quinoa and Mushroom Capsicum
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Grains and pseudo-grains, nuts and seeds, legumes and vegetables, are all staple foods, and this Stuffed Lentil, Quinoa and Mushroom Capsicum recipe from Judy Moosmueller combines them for the ultimate in plant power! Roasting peppers makes them tender and sweet and the perfect vessel for holding all our nutritious goodies. The filling is an array of textures and flavors and a satisfying meal!
15. Warm Butternut, Red Cabbage, Quinoa and Almond Salad
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Warm Butternut, Red Cabbage, Quinoa and Almond Salad from Rachel Hanawalt: This warm winter salad combines filling and colorful vegetables to create a meal that will satisfy and restore your natural glow!
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