Sunday 4 September 2016

Quinoa bowl

With the little one taking up all of our time, it is difficult to manage to cook a meal, let alone a well planned healthy one. We still try our best to have home-cooked food but often have to resort to quick fixes and frozen meals. Today we rustled up a quick quinoa dish, where the only cooking needed was the quinoa and the rest of the prep didn't take long either. We were so pleasantly surprised that this quick fix dish tasted so yum and it was really healthy too! Plan to make this more often now :)


Serves 2-3


1 cup quinoa (I've used red and white quinoa with bulgar wheat)
2 cups water or vegetable stock

For the toppings 

1 carrot, grated
1 avocado, sliced
A can of cooked kidney beans, drained and washed
Salsa (find recipe here)
Jalapenos from a jar 
1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)

For the dressing

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper


Put the quinoa in a saucepan along with the stock or water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover and let it cook for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and all the liquid has been soaked.

Assemble the bowl: Put the quinoa in the bowl and top with the avocado, kidney beans, salsa, jalapenos, carrot and green chilli.

Drizzle over the dressing.
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