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37 Healthy & Flavorful Gluten Free Quinoa Recipes

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Did you know that quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein? And in just one cup of quinoa, there are 9 grams of protein. Gluten free quinoa recipes are the perfect solution for easy gluten free meals you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re cooking for someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance the great news is all of these recipes are gluten free!

Let’s dive in and take a look at some amazing gluten free, quinoa recipe ideas full of authentic flavor and fresh ingredients.

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Gluten Free Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

Quinoa isn’t just for lunch or dinner.  Try this delicious selection of healthy quinoa recipes that are absolute favorites for packing some plant-based protein in your first meal of the day.

Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Cinnamon | gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan
This recipe for cinnamon blueberry quinoa is the perfect breakfast alternative to oatmeal. Gluten free breakfast ideas can be tricky to find if you want a sweet, quick meal but this one full of fluffy cooked quinoa is sure to hit the spot.
Get the full recipe for breakfast quinoa with blueberries and cinnamon here.
breakfast quinoa with spoon and blueberries
Quinoa Muffins
Quinoa muffins make a very healthy breakfast with a combination of high fiber quinoa, chia seeds, eggs and fruit. These gluten free muffins are filling, nutritious and delicious.
Get the full recipe for quinoa muffins here.
quinoa muffins in paper muffin wrappers on a white and yellow plate
Healthy Quinoa Porridge
Start your day with a bowl of healthy quinoa porridge with fresh fruit and nuts!
This is a very easy and quick to make breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime.
Get the full recipe for healthy quinoa porridge here.
quinoa porridge topped with coconut flakes, almonds, and berries
Pressure Cooker Breakfast Quinoa
If you're looking for a sweet breakfast, try this sweet and fluffy quinoa for full satisfaction.
This is a great and nutritious breakfast recipe with high protein and fresh fruit on top.
Get the full recipe for pressure cooker breakfast quinoa here.
pressure cooker breakfast quinoa in white bowl topped with blueberries on wooden boards
Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
An all encompassing, nutritious breakfast quinoa bowl that contains spinach, tomatoes and a perfectly poached egg on top.
It’s gluten free as well as dairy free, and a super savory way to start your day.
Get the full recipe for this breakfast quinoa bowl here.
quinoa in bowl with veggies and poached egg with cracked pepper on red towel
Quinoa Breakfast Bake
This quinoa breakfast bake is made with berries, seeds and coconut milk for a hearty gluten free, warm breakfast that's very easy to make.
Trust me–you'll love this recipe.
Get the full recipe for this quinoa breakfast bake here.
blueberry quinoa breakfast bake in bowl topped with cream and pumpkin seeds
Toasted Coconut Cherry Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
Since quinoa is a plant-based complete protein, this recipe is a wholesome, protein-packed way to start the day!
A great alternative to other cereal options.
Get the full recipe for this toasted coconut cherry quinoa breakfast cereal here.
coconut cherry quinoa bake topped with coconut in stoneware mug
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Gluten Free Quinoa Salad Recipes

Whether you’re looking for a side dish or a complete meal, these quinoa salad recipes are perfect for meal prep!

Southwestern Quinoa Salad
This healthy salad recipe makes the perfect side dish or light meal for two. With little prep time, you’ll feel satisfied and full of protein as well as enjoying the fresh vegetables and delicious southwestern flavors of lime, salsa and cilantro.
Get the full recipe for southwestern quinoa salad for two here.
Mexican Quinoa Close Up with wooden spoon
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
This zesty salad is super delicious and easy to make for meal prep. Naturally gluten free, with loads of herbs and added edamame beans or peas for extra protein!
Get the full recipe for quinoa tabbouleh salad here.
quinoa tabbouleh salad with edamame and lemon on plates on white marble counter
Indian Quinoa Salad
This Indian quinoa salad is spicy, tangy, and packed with a tremendous flavor profile!
It makes a great light lunch or side dish.
Get the full recipe for Indian quinoa salad here.
spice red quinoa salad in white bowl on top of tea towel with jar of curry powder
Quinoa Tuna Salad
This Quinoa Tuna Salad is not only delicious, but it's high in protein and loaded with veggies.
This is a great gluten-free lunch salad or light summer dinner.
Get the full recipe for quinoa tuna salad here.
quinoa tuna salad with tomato and cucumber in white bowl with spoon
Curried Quinoa Salad
For a hearty and flavorful salad that is easy to prep ahead of time, make this Curried Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Spinach.
Get the full recipe for curried quinoa salad here.
curry quinoa salad with avocado on wooden table with tea towel
Tomato and Black Bean Quinoa Salad
This quick and easy Tomato and Black Bean Quinoa Salad recipe is a light and healthy side dish.
It's packed with tasty ingredients you'll love like sweet corn, tomatoes, black beans, and red onion.
Get the full recipe for tomato and black bean quinoa salad here.
black bean quinoa salad with onion corn and tomatoes in bowl
Lentil Quinoa Salad
Quinoa salad with lentils and tomatoes- a simple salad loaded with delicious ingredients and textures. It's a great option to pack for lunch, picnics, and potlucks.
This protein-rich salad is vegan and gluten-free.
Get the full recipe for lentil quinoa salad here.
lentil quinoa salad with tomato and cucumber on white plate
Greek Quinoa Salad
This Greek quinoa salad with chickpeas, vegetable broth, lemon juice and creamy feta cheese is the perfect recipe for when you are craving something simple, fresh and flavorful.
It is inspired by delicious Mediterranean flavors and has a bright lemon vinaigrette.
Get the full recipe for Greek quinoa salad here.
greek quinoa salad in bowl with chickpeas
Broccoli Avocado Quinoa Salad
Within 15 minutes, this Quinoa Salad recipe will give you a luscious side dish!
Enjoy a fun crunch with avocado slices, broccoli, and walnuts.
Get the full recipe for broccoli avocado quinoa salad here.
broccoli quinoa salad with carrots and avocado on spoon with big bowl of quinoa salad in background
Mexican Quinoa Salad
This Mexican Quinoa Salad is the perfect combo of fresh and colorful ingredients and will add the perfect pop to your summer table. Lime juice, cilantro, avocado oil and spices make the perfect dressing full of healthy fats and fresh flavors. This recipe is a great side dish for taco night or meals with other Mexican food.
Get the full recipe for Mexican Quinoa Salad here.
mexican quinoa salad with avocado black beans and onion in white clay bowl on blue towel with spoon and cilantro
Thai Quinoa Salad
Thai quinoa salad is a refreshingly light, tasty Asian super-dish and a great source of plant-based protein, fiber and tropical flavor.
Get your summer feeling here with this complete meal.
Get the full recipe for Thai quinoa salad here.
thai quinoa salad topped with snowpeas in white bowl on wooden table
Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Switch up your usual lunch or side dish options with this tangy and vibrant Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad!
This healthy quinoa salad is one of the most delicious ways to make a take-ahead meal that's packed with protein and flavor.
Get the full recipe for Orange Cranberry Quinoa Salad here.
orange cranberry quinoa salad with carrots on white bowl on top of a wooden table with dressing in jar
Warm Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad
This warm, roasted veggie quinoa salad with sesame dressing is the perfect weeknight meal.
Featuring roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, kale, pumpkin seeds, and more, this recipe is packed with nutrition!
Get the full recipe for roasted veggie quinoa salad here.
warm quinoa salad topped with sesame dressing and avocado slices in a grey bowl

Gluten Free Quinoa Recipes With Meat

These recipes not only have the plant-based protein of quinoa but meat for even more protein! These hearty quinoa meals are sure to satisfy the whole family!

Quinoa Crusted Chicken Fingers
If your kids love chicken tenders, you’ve got to try our healthier Quinoa Crusted Chicken Fingers!
Crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy chicken breast on the inside — a guaranteed hit you can feel good about serving them!
Get the full recipe for quinoa crusted chicken fingers here.
quinoa crusted chicken fingers on white paper dipped in salsa
Pesto Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Pesto chicken quinoa bowl is healthy, packed with protein and will keep you full for hours.
Avocado, chickpeas, red onion, carrots, and tomatoes all come together in this delicious and flavorful bowl!
Get the full recipe for this pesto chicken quinoa bowl here.
pesto chicken quinoa bowl with avocado, chickpeas, and tomato in white bowl with tomatoes on cutting board
Mushroom Quinoa Risotto
A delicious quinoa dish made in a similar fashion to risotto, where chicken broth, coconut milk and spices are slowly added until absorbed and creamy.
You'll love this creamy comfort food dish.
Get the full recipe for mushroom quinoa risotto here.
creamy mushroom quinoa risotto in blue and white bowl with gold rim on tea towel
Buffalo Shrimp Quinoa Bowls
These buffalo shrimp bowls are served over quinoa and packed with flavor!
You can use any kind of quinoa for this recipe, but I like red quinoa for its extra rich flavor.
Get the full recipe for buffalo shrimp quinoa bowls here.
shrimp and quinoa bowls in white bowl on wooden board with fork
Lamb Chops With Quinoa And Pepper Sauce
Savor the flavors of tender, juicy lamb chops paired with wholesome quinoa and a burst of tangy red pepper sauce in this delectable recipe. The succulent lamb chops are seasoned with aromatic Mediterranean herbs and spices while the quinoa, with its nutty texture and earthy flavor, provides a satisfying and healthy base for the dish full of red bell peppers.
Get the full recipe for lamb chops with quinoa and pepper sauce here.
lamb chops with quinoa and zucchini in white and blue bowl on tea towel

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Vegetarian Gluten Free Quinoa Recipes

If you are looking for healthy quinoa recipes for meatless Monday, these vegetarian quinoa recipes will fit the bill!

Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili
This Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili is an easy, comforting weeknight dinner for those cold, rainy, or snowy days. Made with black beans, quinoa, and veggies, it is healthy with lots of protein and fiber. The best part is the dump-and-go recipe that can be made in minutes in the pressure cooker! It's a meal the whole family will love.
Get the full recipe for instant pot vegetarian chili here.
vegetarian quinoa chili in bowl topped with cheese and jalapeno
Baked Quinoa Falafel
You will love these easy baked vegan falafels made with quinoa. They are also gluten-free and are extremely easy to make.
Double or triple this recipe and serve as a starter at your foodie gatherings.
Get the full recipe for baked quinoa falafel here.
quinoa falafel balls in white bowl with raw veggies and white tea towel on concrete
Instant Pot Quinoa Soup
Ready in under 30 minutes, Instant Pot Quinoa Soup is a delicious soup to make on meatless Monday or for a vegetarian dinner.
It's the perfect soup to make when you don't have much time but want a cozy, hearty soup.
Get the full recipe for instant pot quinoa soup here.
instant pot vegetable quinoa soup topped with avocado in bowl with instant pot in background and lime wedges
Quinoa Spinach Cakes
Quinoa spinach cakes are a great gluten free dish to make.
Make a big batch and take them to work and reheat them for an easy meal.
Get the full recipe for quinoa spinach cakes here.
quinoa spinach cakes in muffin tin topped with feta cheese
Quinoa Vegetable Soup
This quinoa vegetable soup combines healthy vegetables, herbs and coconut milk to make it deliciously creamy.
It’s a tasty gluten free lunch or light dinner that's very easy to make!
Get the full recipe for quinoa vegetable soup here.
quinoa vegetable soup with squash in white bowl with spoon and dry quinoa in bowl in background
Quinoa Black Bean Patties
These Quinoa Black Bean Patties are gluten-free and vegan.
They taste so delicious when served on top of a salad or in a gluten-free bun.
Get the full recipe for quinoa black bean patties here.
homemade quinoa black bean burgers stacked on a cutting board
Curried Coconut Quinoa Bake
Curried Coconut Quinoa Bake makes for an easy, one-pot, weeknight meal full of plant-based protein.
This recipe is gluten-free and also suitable for vegans.
Get the full recipe for curried coconut quinoa here.
curried coconut quinoa bake with chickpeas in casserole dish with small bowl on side
Salsa Verde Quinoa Chili
This Salsa Verde Quinoa Chili is a delicious one-pot vegetarian meal loaded with white beans, potatoes, quinoa, and tomatoes.
Serve with all your favorite toppings.
Get the full recipe for salsa verde quinoa chili here.
salsa verde quinoa chili in pot on top of tea towel with cheese
Easy Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
You can make this Easy Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Casserole right in the pan using gluten free bread! It's a full meal all by itself, loaded with protein and fiber from broccoli, quinoa, and white beans. Just 10 minutes of minimal prep, chopping the broccoli and adding everything to the baking dish. A hearty main dish recipe for any time of year.
Get the full recipe for vegan broccoli quinoa casserole here.
vegan broccoli casserole with gluten free bread pieces in a casserole dish on a wooden table with tea towel
Curried Cauliflower and Quinoa Soup
This Curried Cauliflower and Quinoa Soup is a cozy and satisfying vegetarian meal.
It is a delicious, quick recipe packed with both flavors and protein.
Get the full recipe for curried cauliflower and quinoa soup here.
curried cauliflower quinoa soup with carrots in white bowl topped with parsley
Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice
This simple Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice recipe is the healthy and easy alternative to the take-out classic, featuring flavorful vegetables and protein-packed quinoa! A delicious vegan dinner, ready in 15 minutes!
Get the full recipe for vegan quinoa fried rice here.
vegan quinoa fried rice topped with broccoli and peppers

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