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Build-Your-Own Veggie Quinoa Power Bowls

Yield 4

Super fresh and so versatile, Build-Your-Own Veggie Quinoa Power Bowls are simple to prepare and packed with flavor.

Ingredients

The Lemon Dressing

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice from about 2-3 lemons
  • ¼-½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 scallions white and green part, finely chopped

The Veggies

  • 2 medium zucchini sliced lengthwise
  • 2 medium yellow squash sliced lengthwise
  • 2 red bell peppers seeds and stem removed, sliced into large pieces
  • 1 large red onion cut into 4-5 slices

The Bowls

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups arugula or baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup homemade or prepared hummus

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, salt, and honey. Stream in the olive oil and whisk until well combined. Add the scallions and stir.
  • Place the veggies (zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, and red onion) in a large rimmed pan or baking dish. Pour over ¼ cup of the dressing, tossing to coat. Reserve the remaining dressing for the bowls.
  • Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium heat. Grill the veggies for 5 minutes, flip, then grill an additional 4-5 minutes until golden and just cooked through. Remove to a pan and set aside.
  • Assemble by dividing the quinoa evenly between 4 bowls. Top each with the grilled veggies, arugula, cherry tomatoes, and hummus. Drizzle each with the remaining dressing, and serve.

Notes

Serve all the parts of these bowls (quinoa, grilled veggies, raw veggies, hummus, and dressing) family-style, and allow each person to create their own perfect creation.
Deconstruct the bowl for resistant eaters: think quinoa, raw veggies, and hummus separately on a plate. I stir a little grass-fed butter or extra virgin olive oil into Elle's quinoa, which adds some healthy fat and makes it extra delicious. You might also add something for dipping into the hummus, such as pretzels or pita chips.
If your child or partner won't go for grilled veggies, swap in additional raw veggies.
Feel free to grill up some chicken or steak to add to these bowls as well. Simply marinate the meat in the lemon dressing at the same time as the veggies (just keep the meat separate from the veggies), then grill everything at the same time.
This recipe is extremely adaptable when it comes to veggies, so use what you have on hand and what's fresh at the market or in the garden.

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