Top 5 easy and tasty vegetarian recipes with Quinoa

Quinoa recipes

Food is something some people have for soul; and not for stomach. If you are one of them and looking out for delicious and filling vegetarian recipes with quinoa, this blog post is for you.

In recent years, quinoa has become the top choice among health-conscious individuals. No wonder why. Quinoa is a super grain packed with a high content of fibre, protein, antioxidants, magnesium, and many more nutrients. Few key benefits of quinoa are:

  • Improves blood sugar levels
  • Helpful in weight loss
  • Regulates cholesterol

Let’s learn to cook the top 5 easy and tasty quinoa recipes.

1.   Quinoa Lentil Salad

Quinoa Lentil Salad


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ th cup green gram lentil
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped capsicum
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt to taste


  • Take one fourth cup whole green gram lentil and prepare them in the sprout maker. It will take around 1-2 days.
  • Mix all the vegetables, lentil and quinoa in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add oil, lemon juice, honey and salt. Done! You can now serve it in a bowl.

2.   Cheesy quinoa and broccoli fritters

Cheesy quinoa and broccoli fritters


  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 broccoli florets
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil


  • Combine quinoa and boiled water and let it come to a boil.
  • After the boil, leave it simmering for about 15 minutes.
  • After the quinoa has absorbed the water, put it on plate and let it cool down.
  • Now sauté your onion until it is translucent. Set aside and let cool. Cook broccoli and let it cool as well. After it has cooled down, cut it into pieces.
  • Mix all the ingredients to have a smooth mixture.
  • Heat the oil and shape your fritters round.
  • Now sauté or shallow fry each one of them on medium heat for 7-8 minutes and they are ready to be served.

3.   Quinoa Fried Rice

Quinoa Fried Rice


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
  • Peas
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce


  • To make this one of the most amazing quinoa recipes Cook your quinoa in hot water. On the other side, prepare your veggies.
  • Stir fry the vegetables in oil until soft and add soy sauce. Then add quinoa in the pot. Mix together and heat them.
  • After everything is heated up, add salt and pepper to taste along with other seasonings. And it is ready to be served.

4.   Quinoa Soup

Quinoa Soup


  • Cooked quinoa
  • ¼th head of cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • Beans
  • Celery
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • Add a tablespoon of oil in a large pot. Add the vegetables and sauté them well for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Add cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes with the lid closed.
  • Add salt, pepper and other spices to taste. And you can serve hot vegetable quinoa soup.

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5.   Quinoa Kheer

Quinoa Kheer


  • 1/4th cup soaked quinoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Chopped nuts
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Few strands of saffron
  • Cardamom powder


  • Soak quinoa for at least 15 minutes. Then drain the excess water and set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a cooker and add drained quinoa.
  • Sauté for 3-5 minutes and add 1/4th cup milk and water.
  • Cook for 3-4 whistles and add the remaining 3/4th cup milk.
  • Add saffron, sugar and cardamom powder. Now let it cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame. Lastly add nuts of your choice and serve hot.

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