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13+ Quinoa Bowl Recipes

on February 24, 2023
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Delicious quinoa bowl recipes, including this Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl consisting of roasted veggies, crispy chickpeas, and feta cheese
Vegetarian Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

Looking for a delicious and nutritious meal that is high in protein? This list of 13+ Quinoa Bowl Recipes has something for everyone! With a variety of flavors, these recipes will range from vegan to pescatarian, but you can be sure of two things: they are packed with protein and absolutely delicious!

Quinoa is an ancient grain that has been classified as a superfood for its many health benefits. It has a very subtle nutty flavor and fluffy texture, almost like a very fine couscous. It comes in different varieties that can be used interchangeably, like white, black, red and tricolor.

Think of it like rice— perfect as a base to a bowl, as a tasty side dish to bulk up any dinner plate, or even as an add-in for a salad! It’s extremely versatile and can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.

My favorite way to enjoy quinoa is in one of these 14+ delicious quinoa bowl recipes.

Green tip: Industrial meat production has a huge impact on the environment, especially because of the amount of land it takes to sustain and its high amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing your meat consumption is one great way to improve your ecological footprint.

As an environmental scientist, I am always trying to make more eco-conscious food choices. One simple way to improve your ecological footprint is by finding ways to add more protein to your diet without relying solely on meat.

13+ Quinoa Bowl Recipes

  1. Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl
  2. Honey Dijon Salmon Quinoa Bowl
  3. Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Avocado Crema
  4. Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Veggies
  5. Shrimp Fajita Quinoa Bowl
  6. Tofu Quinoa Bowl
  7. Winter Crispy Chickpea Quinoa Nourish Bowl
  8. Vegan Quinoa Buddha Bowl With Eggplant And Spinach
  9. Chunky Monkey Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
  10. Tahini Beet Buddha Bowl With Quinoa
  11. Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Cilantro Dressing
  12. Slow Cooker Tex Mex Quinoa Taco Bowls
  13. Homemade Quinoa Poke Bowls

1. Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

Vegetarian Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl
This Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl consists of roasted veggies, crispy chickpeas, and feta cheese all atop fluffy quinoa and finished with creamy hummus.
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2. Honey Dijon Salmon Quinoa Bowl

Honey Dijon Salmon Quinoa Bowl
This hearty and healthful Salmon Quinoa Bowl is bursting with vibrant flavor, especially from the easy honey Dijon sauce.
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3. Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Avocado Crema

Close crop of Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Avocado Crema
This Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl with Avocado Crema hits the perfect balance of sweet and savory, with a subtle spicy kick to bring tons of flavor to this healthy meal.
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4. Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Veggies

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with runny yolk on egg
This Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is the best way to start your day, loaded with protein, fiber, and flavor from the eggs, sautéed veggies, and avocado.
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5. Shrimp Fajita Quinoa Bowl

Shrimp Fajita Quinoa Bowl Featured Image on a tablecloth with a fork and half a lime
Shrimp Fajita Quinoa Bowl is a quick and flavorful option if you are craving fajitas but don't want to eat tortillas. Made with juicy, perfectly spiced shrimp, fresh peppers and onions, it's served over quinoa that's brightened with lime juice and cilantro.
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6. Tofu Quinoa Bowl

Tofu Quinoa Bowl on a table
This Tofu Quinoa Bowl is packed with protein and nutrients! Easily roast the veggies and bake the crispy tofu all on one sheet pan while cooking a healthy pot of quinoa. It's perfect for meal prep or as a healthy dinner for the family!
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7. Winter Crispy Chickpea Quinoa Nourish Bowl

Close up of a Winter Crispy Chickpea Quinoa Nourish Bowl on a table with a fork
There is some delicious produce available in the winter. Beets and broccoli are two vegetables that are in season in winter. I took advantage and put them in this recipe.
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8. Vegan Quinoa Buddha Bowl With Eggplant And Spinach

Close up of a spinach eggplant quinoa bowl on a colorful table
This vegan quinoa bowl is so delicious, healthy and filling! Eggplant, spinach and quinoa make a perfectly balanced plant-based one-bowl meal!
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9. Chunky Monkey Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast Quinoa Bowl on a table with a white tablecloth and a spoon
Liven up your morning with this Chunky Monkey Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. The combination of creamy peanut butter, sweet bananas, and rich dark chocolate will send your taste buds into overdrive. It's super nutritious, too!
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10. Tahini Beet Buddha Bowl With Quinoa

Tahini Beet Buddha Bowl on a table with orange wedge garnish
An energizing and refreshing, plant-based power bowl! This Buddha bowl with quinoa is topped with raw beets, chickpeas, and a light tahini orange dressing.
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11. Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Cilantro Dressing

Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Cilantro Dressing on a slate table
Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Cilantro Dressing is an incredible quinoa bowl. It is healthy and full of yummy Tex-Mex flavor. This quinoa bowl recipe is perfect for a weekend lunch, or make it the day before for a satisfying and delicious work lunch.
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12. Slow Cooker Tex Mex Quinoa Taco Bowls

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Quinoa Taco Bowl on a table with lime wedges
Get ready for a fiesta of flavors with this Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Quinoa Taco Bowl recipe! This hearty meal is packed with protein and is made with simple ingredients in your trusty slow cooker.
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13. Homemade Quinoa Poke Bowls

Homemade Quinoa Poke Bowl with a pair of chopsticks resting on the bowl
Homemade Quinoa Poke Bowls are made with seared ahi tuna steaks, cooked quinoa and a variety of creamy and crunchy toppings. Make it on a busy weeknight for a fun, quick and nutritious lunch or dinner.
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Thank you for checking out my list of favorite Quinoa Bowl Recipes! I hope it inspires you to add more quinoa to your diet! If you’re still unsure where to start, I’ve included this recipe for my Mediterranean Qunioa Bowls, which consist of roasted veggies, crispy chickpeas, and feta cheese all atop fluffy quinoa and finished with creamy hummus.

Vegetarian Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

13+ Quinoa Bowl Recipes, including Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

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Delicious quinoa bowl recipes, including this Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl consisting of roasted veggies, crispy chickpeas, and feta cheese all atop fluffy quinoa and finished with creamy hummus.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ large red onion
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15 oz chickpeas aka garbanzo beans (15 oz usually = 1 can)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup leafy greens (like spinach, arugula, or spring mix)
  • ½ cup hummus
  • ¼ cup Feta cheese (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Rinse quinoa with clean water in a sieve and add it to a medium pot with the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit, covered, for an additional 10 minutes.
    Fluffy and flavorful quinoa for Mediterranean bowl
  • Meanwhile, prep your vegetables and add-ins. Drain your chickpeas, peel and slice your red onions, slice your grape tomatoes in half lengthwise, and peel and mince your garlic.
    *The drier the chickpeas are, the crispier they will get. Pat them dry with a kitchen towel of paper towel if need be.
    Prepped chickpeas, garlic, grape tomatoes, and red onion
  • Add the chickpeas, red onion, and tomato to a large baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over top. At the minced garlic, salt, and pepper and toss to coat.
    Chickpeas, red onion, and grape tomatoes coated in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper
  • Roast for 15-20 minutes until chickpeas are crunchy, red onions are caramelized, and tomatoes start to burst.
    Chickpeas, grape tomatoes, and red onion roasted for a Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl
  • Assemble your Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl by starting with a fluffy quinoa base. Then, layer on the leafy greens, roasted chickpeas, onions, and tomatoes, and hummus. Top with feta cheese (optional) and enjoy hot!
    Vegetarian Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword Healthy, Meatless, Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl, Quinoa Bowl, Vegetarian Meals
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