Wholesome Quinoa Nourish Bowl with Asian Dressing. High Protein Vegetarian and Vegan Meal Ideas perfect for meal prep/planning.
💬 Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed my vegan quinoa recipe.
▶️ RECIPE INGREDIENTS: (Servings 3 to 4 servings)
👉 To Cook Quinoa:
1 Cup / 190g Toasted Quinoa (I have used tri-colour quinoa)
1+1/4 Cup / 300ml Water
👉 Other Ingredients:
1 Cup / 125g Red Bell Pepper – thinly sliced
1 Cup / 100g Purple Cabbage – Shredded
1 Cup / 100g Carrot – Cut into julienne strips
1 Cup / 150g Cucumber – cut into small pieces
1/2 Cup / 65g Red Onion – chopped
1/2 Cup / 25g Green Onion – chopped
1/2 Cup / 15g Cilantro (Coriander leaves) – chopped
1/2 Cup / 65g Toasted Peanuts
👉 SALAD DRESSING:
3 to 4 Tablespoon Lemon Juice OR TO TASTE
1 Teaspoon Ginger – Grated or minced
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic – Grated or minced
2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce or Tamari
2 Tablespoon Maple syrup
2 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt to Taste (I have added 1/4 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt)
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Start by chopping the vegetables and set it aside.
Toast the quinoa on medium to medium-heat (depending on the heat of your stove) for about 2 minutes or until the seeds starts to crackle and releases it’s nutty aroma. By now your kitchen should be filled with this toasty nutty aroma 🙂
IMMEDIATELY transfer the toasted quinoa to a sieve – spread it out and allow it to cool down completely.
👉 PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE the toasted quinoa in the hot pan, otherwise it may end up burning
Once the quinoa has cooled down, wash it thoroughly. Transfer the washed quinoa to a wide pan and add the water. Turn on the stove to medium-high heat and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. DO NOT LET THE QUINOA GET MUSHY, that will ruin the dish. As soon as the quinoa is cooked, transfer it to a large mixing bowl and spread it our evenly and allow the quinoa to cool down completely.
While the quinoa is cooling, prepare the dressing. To a small bowl add lemon juice, grated/minced ginger, garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper and mix thoroughly. Set it aside.
By now the quinoa would have cooled down, if not, wait till it completely cools down. Add the bell pepper, purple cabbage, carrot, cucumber, red onion, green onion, cilantro and peanuts to the mixing bowl with quinoa. Stir the dressing again to make sure everything is well incorporated. Then add the dressing to the quinoa and veggies and mix well.
You can eat it right away, BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO CHILL THE SALAD IN THE REFRIDGERATOR FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE SERVING. This will allow the flavours to blend and it tastes so good cold
This recipes is perfect for meal prep / meal planning, because it stores well in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days – if stored well in an airtight container.
▶️ IMPORTANT NOTES:
👉 Every stove is different so regulate the heat as required. If at any point you notice the pan is getting over heated, then reduce the heat
👉 Once the quinoa is toasted, right away transfer it to a sieve or a plate for it to cool down. Please DO NOT LEAVE IT in the hot pan, otherwise it may end up burning
👉 Wash the toasted quinoa, only when it has completely cooled down
👉 Regarding cooking the quinoa, do not let the quinoa get mushy. Cook for 10 minutes or just until quinoa is cooked but still holds it’s shape
👉 After you mix the dressing with the quinoa and veggies, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO CHILL IT IN THE REFRIDGERATOR FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE SERVING. This will allow the flavours to blend and tastes so good cold
👉 This recipes is perfect for meal prep / meal planning, as it stores in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days – if stored well in an airtight container.
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Hello Friends! Hope everyone is doing well. As always, I love to hear from you guys! Let me known if you try this recipe 😊
That looks very scrumptious,yum
Question: why did you rinse it after toasting it?
looks healthy delicious simple ethical ecological nutritious
I love your videos, and I tried several of your dishes. Today I made the red lentil quinoa with sweet potatoes, green beans, and it is delicious. Thank you so much for sharing.
Very tasty food 🥝😋. Bravo 👏👏
Love it ✨✨ I will try this recipe 🙏💮
Your videos are so enjoyable to watch and your recipes always look amazing
This will be my dinner tonight 😊
thats so beautiful
Definitely going to prepare this. Thank you
This looks delicious, thank you. 😊🇬🇧
thats so beautiful ❤️
Going to make this tomorrow, looks so good. Gorgeous kitchen, btw.
Great recipes and videos! What cameras and lenses are you using? Keep up the good work!
Hi! I love Quinoa and such a beautiful, appetizing presentation 😍!! Interesting sauce. I'll be sure to make. Thank you kindly and love your dress! ❤️
Looking forward to this one, that's health on legs.
Looks delicious! But sorry, this isn't a high protein meal!
I have most of the ingredients already, will def try this!
Your recipes truly live up to the name! So easy to make and flavorful😋 Will try this one for lunch right away🥗
Where is the protein besides the quinoa?
It looks delicious, I have to try it ☺
Beautiful and healthy. I am making this!
❤️ thank you
thank you so much, the best channel about vegetarian food
Your videographer deserves an Emmy award!
Ok this would definitely be my summer work lunch!😋😋 gracias!
Yummy and stunning at the same time! I'm going to try it, but stir-fry the veggies in sesame oil. Still cold here; need some hot food 🙂
I prefer to eat Meat over a high selection of veggies unless incorporated into the mix such as Minced Beef or Pork giving the meal texture and colouring. And I have never tried Quinoa so cannot say if I'd like it or not. Sorry.
Oh my goodness, this looks not only delicious, but also stunningly beautiful!