RECIPE: Quinoa Power Bowl

This salad is a delicious celebration of whole, nutrient-rich foods! It’s vegetarian-friendly, gluten free, soy-free and filling!

Ingredients


1 cup baby spinach
1 cup baby kale
1/3 cup matchstick carrots
1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
4 brussels sprouts, shredded (about 1 cup)
2/3 cup red onion, diced
1 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
1 sweet potato, cubed & roasted (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 pecans, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
black pepper

Lemon Tahini Dressing

1/3 cup tahini
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbs maple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of sea salt
6 tbs filtered water

1) Roast the Sweet Potatoes


Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and cube a sweet potato. Place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Mix together, fully coating the sweet potato with the oil and sea salt. Roast for 40 minutes. Set aside once finished roasting.

2) Prepare the Quinoa


While the potatoes are roasting begin prep on the quinoa. Combine 1 cup of water with 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower heat to low/medium and cover for about 15 minutes. (Makes 2 cups of cooked quinoa) Fluff with a fork and set aside.

3) Prepare the Dressing


Prepare the dressing. Juice a lemon into a small bowl. Whisk all other dressing ingredients (except water) together into the bowl. Add the filtered water and whisk together thoroughly. Set aside.

4) Prepare the Vegetables


Wash and prepare the vegetables. Finely chop the purple cabbage, finely slice the brussels sprouts, dice the red onion and roughly chop the pecans. Prepare the baby spinach, baby kale, shredded carrots, feta cheese, dried cranberries and black pepper. Set aside.

5) Combine Everything


In a large bowl combine all the salad ingredients together with the dressing mixture. Using two large forks, mix ingredients until well combined.

6) Serve your Creation


Serve in a small salad bowl. (Serves ~3-4) Enjoy!

About the Author
Alexa Greening

Alexa Greening

Alexa is a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and professional photographer. She has a passion for educating others about real food and aims to give them the tools they need to be their own best advocate when it comes to their health.

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