Veggie Quinoa Bowls (aka Buddha Bowls) can be catered to your desirings. These are perfect for lunch or dinner and provide tons of nutrients, textures and flavor.
I recently met a friend for lunch at a cute urban cafe. I was intrigued by the Buddha Bowl on the menu and it was ridiculously delicious and involved everything I love in a lunch: veggies, spice, dressings that aren’t dressings, textures that span the globe and quinoa. I have been meaning to create my own bowl and finally made that happen over the weekend. I’m in love! I can’t decide upon a totally appropriate name for it, but this Bowl of Perfection/Veggie Bowl/Buddha Bowl is my new favorite lunch. Check it out! Enjoy! You are going to thank me!
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You do NOT have to stick with my recipe exactly for this Veggie Bowl. Replace the beans with chicken, add a bit of lettuce or use rice instead of quinoa. Be creative! Yesterday I prepped all ingredients that need prepping for the next few days, so lunches this week are going to be easy peasy and soooo yummy.
Veggie Quinoa Bowls
- 1 cup quinoa cooked
- 1 cup black or red beans
- 2 tbsp. hummus
- 2 tbsp. pesto
- 1 1/2 cups fresh veggies chopped, such as cucumber, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes or alfalfa sprouts
- 1 hard-boiled egg chopped
- 1/2 avocado peeled, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 lime juiced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Divide between two bowls and serve!
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This looks like such a delightful and tasty bowl! Yum!