Southwest Quinoa Bowl - The Kim Six Fix

Southwest Quinoa Bowl

Hey y'all!  Mandee from The Kitchen Wife coming at you again from Wild Wonderful West Virginia!  Its summer, and bathing suit season is here.  If you are anything like me, you are trying to eat a little lighter and healthier.  But you don't have to give up filling and flavorful.  Take my Southwest Quinoa Bowl for example.


The protein and vitamin packed meal is perfect for a hearty lunch or a light dinner.  I know you are going to love it so...

Let's get started!

Southwest Quinoa Bowl:
*Prep Time: 10 min *Cook Time: 20 min *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings: 2 Bowls

Ingredients:


  • 1 c. Uncooked Quinoa
  • 2 c. Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Red Onion, diced
  • Salsa
  • Crumbled Feta
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro


To begin you will need to prepare your quinoa.
Add 2 cups of water to your pot and bring to a boil.
Once the water it boiling, add the quinoa.


You don't want dull quinoa, so we are going to infuse it with TONS of flavor while cooking!
Add the chili powder,


The cumin,


The garlic powder,


The salt,


And the pepper.


Let it simmer for 20 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed, and the quinoa is fluffy.


Look at that!  So delicious and so full of great protein!


Now comes the fun part!  Time to assemble your bowl.
Place about a cup of the quinoa in the bottom of the bowl.


Then add the toppings that you want!


I like to top mine with lettuce (I prefer bib, but any kind will work), avocado, salsa, red onion, lime, feta, and cilantro!  However, you could add beans, corn, and cheddar and totally make it a taco bowl! The possibilities are endless.


I actually enjoy this just as much cold as I do hot, so it is perfect to pack for lunch, and what a interactive way to get more veggies into your child's diet!  Want to beef this up a little bit you can add some grill chicken or taco meat.  You can put it in a wrap for a burrito, in a taco shell for veggie tacos, I can't think of a more versatile meal.  So get in the kitchen and give my Southwest Quinoa Bowl a try tonight!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~

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Southwest Quinoa Bowl
Ingredients:
1 c. Uncooked Quinoa
2 c. Water
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
Lettuce, chopped
Avocado, sliced
Red Onion, diced
Salsa
Crumbled Feta
Lime wedges
Cilantro

Instructions:

  • Prepare the quinoa according to the directions on the package.
  • To the cooking quinoa add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Once the quinoa has finished cooking, and all the water is absorbed, add a cup of it to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Add the toppings of your choice.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
  • *You can add grilled chicken or taco meat to this for bulk.
  • **You can serve this in burrito form, or as tacos as well.

  • Calories per serving: CALORIES HERE
    Fat per serving: FAT HERE
    Southwest Quinoa Bowl Reviewed by The Kitchen Wife on 10:38 PM Rating: 5 Hey y'all!  Mandee from The Kitchen Wife coming at you again from Wild Wonderful West Virginia...