¼cupfreshly squeezed lemon juicefrom about 2-3 lemons
⅓cupextra virgin olive oil
2scallionswhite and green part, finely chopped
2medium zucchinisliced lengthwise
2medium yellow squashsliced lengthwise
2red bell peppersseeds and stem removed, sliced into large pieces
1large red onioncut into 4-5 slices
2cupsarugula or baby spinach
1cuphomemade or prepared hummus
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.
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.