|2 servings||calories per servings 490||protein serving 13 g||carbs per serving 71 g||total fat per serving 19 g|
Loaded with bold flavors, exciting textures and health-boosting nutrients, this superfood-packed bowl will make you feel golden inside and out! Quinoa is one of nature’s few vegetarian sources of complete protein - that is, it contains all nine essential amino acids. Here, it acts as a soft, nutty bed for sweet peppers (one of the best sources of vitamin C!) and antioxidant-rich, raw greens. Sun-dried tomatoes and dried apricots are folded in, too, lending their concentrated sweet flavors to the bowl. The dressing is inspired by golden milk (a hot turmeric tea) and is similarly made with plant-based milk and lots of turmeric. It also has nutritional yeast, tomato paste, cider vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper to make it extra-savory.
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||19 g|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||71 g|
|Dietary Fiber||11 g|
• Place a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add quinoa, 1 1/2 cups water, bouillon and 1 teaspoon olive oil.
• When water boils, reduce heat. Cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
• Fluff quinoa with a fork.
MISE EN PLACE
• Discard pepper stem and seeds. Dice flesh.
• Slice apricots.
• Discard any tough greens stems. Cut or tear leaves into bite-size pieces.
• Pick and chop parsley leaves.
While quinoa cooks, in a bowl, whisk together coconut milk, tomato paste, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, nutritional yeast, turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
To quinoa, fold in greens, peppers, apricot, sun-dried tomato, 2 teaspoons olive oil, quinoa spice and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
• Divide quinoa mixture between 2 bowls.
• Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons dressing. Garnish with parsley.
• Serve with remaining dressing as desired. Enjoy!
Chef Zu is a Holistic Nutritionist, Urban Agriculturalist & Plant Based Chef who focuses on providing "Health & Wellness" to less fortunate communities through facilitating programs based around culinary arts, agriculture and nutrition.Learn More...