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Quinoa Bowl with Za’atar Chickpeas
and soft-boiled egg / radishes / arugula / avocado crema

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

We think the key to a great grain bowl is layers of flavors and textures, and this one has many. Between the peppery arugula, warm roasted vegetables, tender soft-boiled egg, and creamy sauce on top, these grain bowls can be easily customized or piled high for lots of flavor.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Za’atar Chickpeas:
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, cubed
  • Radishes - 10, halved
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 1 1/2 Tbsp (sub garam masala or any other spice blend you like)
  • Eggs - 4
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Arugula - 5 oz
  • Cooked quinoa (ingredients listed separately) - 1 1/2 cups
Quinoa (for two nights):
  • Quinoa, uncooked - 1 1/2 cups
  • Stock, any type - 3 cups
Spicy Avocado Crema:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, chopped
  • Cilantro leaves - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Avocados - 1
  • Lime juice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Adobo sauce - 2 tsp (from a can of chipotles in adobo)

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Quinoa - (This makes enough for 2 nights.) Combine quinoa with stock in a saucepan. Add some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Zucchini / Radishes / Shallots - Prep as directed. Combine zucchini and radishes. Store shallots in a separate container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cilantro - Chop cilantro. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Make crema - (Note: This uses similar ingredients to Thursday’s guacamole, so if you’re making that meal, make guacamole at the same time. Press plastic wrap over the top of the guacamole to prevent browning.) Mash together avocados, shallots, and cilantro. Add lime juice, sour cream, and adobo sauce. Blend with an immersion blender for a very smooth crema or just mash and stir until the mixture is smooth. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
  2. While oven is heating bring a small saucepan of water to boil for the eggs.
  3. Toss zucchini, radishes, and beans in cooking oil and za’atar. Season with some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan.
  4. Transfer sheet pan with vegetables to the oven and roast, shaking pan halfway through cooking, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. When vegetables are about halfway through cooking, return to the saucepan of water. Gently add eggs to boiling water and boil for exactly 7 minutes (this should yield cooked whites and runny yolks so adjust the time if you’d like your eggs cooked differently). When eggs are finished, transfer to a colander and run under cool water.
  6. Just before serving, whisk together vinegar and olive oil. Add arugula and toss to combine. Season with some salt and pepper.
  7. If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave. (Reserve 1 cup / 240 mL (amount for 4 servings, adjust if customizing) of cooked quinoa for Thursday’s veggie burgers.)
  8. Peel eggs.
  9. Assemble bowls by creating a bed of arugula. Top arugula with quinoa and roasted vegetables / chickpeas. Slice eggs in half and add those to the bowl. Finish with avocado crema. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (30)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (11)

27 reviews

Really good. The crema really makes the flavors pop! Def would make this again, and trying to figure out how I could meal prep this ahead of time.

By: Leah
Posted: Jun 22, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the flavor combination! Skipped adobo in sauce so kids could eat it, but added cayenne powder to my bowl for a kick. Also made a head of roasted cauliflower florets to bulk it up.

By: Markell
Posted: Jun 18, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

pretty yummy!

By: Laura
Posted: Jun 18, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really enjoyed this.

By: Carli
Posted: Jun 06, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Excellent and made fantastic leftovers.

By: Christy
Posted: Jun 04, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good! Would definitely make again. The avocado creama was spot on

By: Kirsten
Posted: May 18, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful