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Southwestern Quinoa Bowl
with adobo-honey sauce

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

We get to reuse last night's adobo-honey sauce drizzled over tonight's tasty quinoa bowl, which means dinner comes together in a flash (and is full of flavor!).
Smarts: Quinoa (and most grains) freezes well so always keep some handy in the freezer. So long as you have some veggies and a can of beans on hand, you've got dinner in the making.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Quinoa:
  • Quinoa - 2/3 cup, uncooked
Southwestern Quinoa Bowl:
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, white and green parts separated
  • Red pepper - 1, chopped
  • Green pepper - 1, chopped
  • Mushrooms - 1/2 lb, quartered
  • Black beans (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, rinsed and drained ((~2 cups))
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Leftover Adobo-honey sauce (from Tue) - 6 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Quinoa - If not made from last night, combine quinoa with 2x the amount of water (or stock if you prefer) in a saucepan. Add in 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. Green onions / Bell peppers / Mushrooms - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead).
  3. Beans - Rinse and drain.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then white parts of green onions to heated oil. Saute for ~1 minute and then add peppers and mushrooms. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add black beans to warm through.
  2. While mixture is still hot, toss with spinach. Add in quinoa, green parts of green onions, and adobo-honey sauce. Toss until everything is mixed through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (292)
Gluten-free (27)
Paleo (30)
Vegetarian (40)

112 reviews

Everyone loved it. I used apple cider in the sauce rather than red wine vinegar. Tasted great. Salad flavor so were complimentary to the meal. Great dinner

By: Kara
Posted: Apr 15, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I enjoyed the meatballs and wraps. I don't like celery so we just had apples. I have not yet developed a tast for quinoa... It seemed a little bland

By: Ginger
Posted: Mar 09, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

These were really yummy! I left out the celery though because I really don't like celery in salads.

By: Nicole
Posted: Mar 04, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The meatballs were the best thing about this dish - I'll be making those again. The sauce and the salad however were okay, but it felt a bit like a chore eating them.

By: Monika
Posted: Feb 25, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Big portions. The meatballs were the highlight. Both dressing and sauce were too sweet. The salad was nothing special.

By: Samantha
Posted: Feb 18, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Uesed gluten free panko crumbs. Really digged the sauce

By: laura
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful