Southwestern Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Bowl

Southwestern Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Bowl

We went to a friend’s house the other day and they were eating a tasty dish with veggies, quinoa and chicken. When I asked her what it was she said it was a Quinoa Bowl and you can find all kinds of recipes online. Of course when I started googling I didn’t see any that stood out to me so I decided to just invent my own. I have to say, it turned out quite well! And if you are wondering why there is shrimp in my veggie bowl, well my husband can’t quite manage a meal without some kind of fish or meat. If you want to give this a try, you can find the recipe in my Plan To Eat or just follow the directions below.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of uncooked quinoa
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 3-4 shallots, julienned
  • 5-7 brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, optional for topping
  • salsa, optional for topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine veggies, olive oil, chili powder, crushed red pepper and 1 teaspoon of cumin. Toss to coat.
  3. Place on a lined baking sheet and roast until sweet potatoes are easily penetrated with a fork.
  4. While veggies are cooking, place uncooked quinoa in a pot and combine with water, chicken broth and remaining 2 teaspoons of cumin. Bring to boil and then reduce to low/med until liquids have evaporated. Fluff with a fork.
  5. Place quinoa in a bowl and layer on veggies. Top with salsa, cilantro and avocado. Serve immediately.
  6. For those out there who can’t imagine food without meat, add sautéed shrimp or chicken seasoned with cumin.

 

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