Rainbow Quinoa Bowl

Rainbow Quinoa Bowl by Erin Yeschin

INGREDIENTS:
Roasted Sweet & Purple Potatoes:
    • 1 large sweet potato, peel and diced
    • 6 small purple potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp cumin
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Quinoa:
    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 2  cups veggie broth
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp cumin
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • Juice of half a lime
    • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
Raw Additions:
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1/2 cup of Sun-Dried Tomatoes (soaked for an hour, then diced
  • 1 Avocado , sliced and cubed
  • Cilantro for garnishing

INSTRUCTIONS

Roasted Sweet Potato:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees then line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Toss the diced potatoes in the olive oil and spices in a bowl until evenly coated.
  3. Lay it out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Roast the potatoes for 13-15 minutes or until it is fork tender.

Quinoa:

  1. Rinse and drain the quinoa then put it in a medium sized sauce pan with the broth and 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.
  2. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then cover it with a lid and lower the heat to medium low.
  3. Cook the quinoa for about 15 minutes, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Remove from the heat and season the quinoa with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, lime juice, and cilantro.

Assembly:

  1. Place the quinoa in a bowl and add the black beans, yellow & green peppers, squash, sun-dried tomatoes and mix until blended.
  2. Fold in the roasted potatoes, adding more spices to suit your desired taste.
  3. Top with avocado and cilantro to serve.

Made in bulk and saved in an air-tight container, this dish can last for several days. Place it in a bowl on its own or mix with your favorite protein or layered inside a wrap – the possibilities are endless with this Rainbow Quinoa Hash!

Enjoy!

#theinspiredkitchen

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