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28 Quick and Easy Quinoa Recipes for Fall

How do we love thee, quinoa? Let us count the ways. You cook in a jiffy (just about 15 minutes). You last for days in the fridge. And, according to the Whole Grains Council, you’re gluten-free, high in potassium and one of the only plant-based foods that’s a complete protein. Swoon. Here, 28 quick and easy ways use the miracle grain this fall.

25 Quinoa Bowl Recipes to Try for Dinner


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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

The Ultimate Quinoa-avocado Bowl

Don’t skimp on the avocado. Just don’t.

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Weeknight Society

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa

Who knew it was possible to microwave quinoa?

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Power Plates

Quick Guacamole Quinoa Salad

Basically a giant bowl of guac masquerading as a salad.

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Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Ready in 30 minutes on a school night.

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Photo: Michael Marquand/Styling: Jodi Moreno

Pesto Quinoa Bowls With Roasted Veggies And Labneh

Roasted everything together on one sheet tray.

Spoon Fork Bacon

Roasted Sweet Potato And Quinoa Salad

Nourishing, through and through.

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Snixy Kitchen
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Cookie and Kate

Crunchy Thai Peanut & Quinoa Salad

Make this beauty up to two days ahead of time.

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What's Gabby Cooking
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Averie Cooks

Spinach And Artichoke Quinoa Salad

All of the elements of classic spinach dip, minus the bad-for-you stuff.

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Gimme Some Oven
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Pinch of Yum

Creamy Chicken Quinoa And Broccoli Casserole

It’s like getting a big, warm hug.

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Minimalist Baker
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Two Peas & Their Pod

Black Bean And Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Leave it to Coterie member Maria Lichty to get our kids to eat quinoa.

Chocolate For Basil

Quinoa Meatballs

Coterie member Jerrelle Guy swears they’re as easy as can be.

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The Bojon Gourmet
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The Modern Proper

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Packed with goodies (and your favorite grain).

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Oh My Veggies

Vegan Three-bean Quinoa Chili

Turkey’s got nothing on this warming, flavorful stew.

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Feed Me Phoebe

Salmon And Quinoa Bowls With Kale And Tahini-yogurt Sauce

Coterie member Phoebe Lapine gives you permission to whip this up with a glass of wine in one hand.

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Simple Veganista

Greek Chickpea And Quinoa Salad

A simple squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper unite all of these colorful ingredients.

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The Almond Eater

Caramelized Onion And Parmesan Quinoa

Six ingredients and you’re done.

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Damn Delicious

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

It tastes just like stuffing.

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Dinner at the Zoo

Buddha Bowls With Sweet Potatoes

You free for lunch tomorrow?

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Well Plated By Erin

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Filling enough to stand in as a vegetarian entrée.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell