Quinoa Bowls (recipe)

Friday, May 30, 2014

So this is more "assembly instructions" than a recipe but i wanted to share it anyway. Quinoa bowls are a great way to fill up your tum while still staying healthy and easy to customize for any picky eaters.

What you'll need:

  • Quinoa or grain of your choice
  • Kale or other dark leafy greens like spinach or rocket
  • Other veggies like pepper, carrot, tomatoes, radishes, snow peas...
  • A thing to top it with, i like using tofu but other fake meats or patties work well, too. (i used beet burgers on mine from my local coop's deli)
  • Your favorite dressing
  • Nuts, seeds or anything else you like to throw on top

How to assemble:

  • Add cooked quinoa to your bowl as a base (i prefer it when the quinoa is still warm)
  • Drizzle a little dressing over it
  • Add your dark green leaves, I like to rub kale with some olive oil and use that
  • Throw on your other toppings
  • Add your thing
  • A final drizzle of dressing
  • And your seeds!

This is a really quick meal you can make for one or for the whole family. As long as you can agree on a grain (or seed, technically for the quinoa) and a green... the toppings can be customized easily. Its a great way to use up veggies, too... i've even had these bowls in cafes where they add a cup of their soup of the day onto the quinoa before adding the rest!

Its also a great one to pack for school/ work as long as you keep the dressing separate until you need it. 
If you really prefer the quinoa warm like me you can even separate the quinoa and the salad (either in separate boxes or with the kale and toppings in a ziploc) so you can microwave the quinoa and reassemble it.


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