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California Quinoa Bowl

 
California Quinoa Bowl
Image © Domestic Fits
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.02

$2.02 per serving

1824 people like this recipe

1,824 likes

This recipe is ready in 15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes

spoonacular Score:99%

Spoonacular Score: 99%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and dairy free recipes to your recipe box, California Quinoa Bowl might be a recipe you should try. This recipe serves 4. For $2.02 per serving, this recipe covers 24% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 361 calories, 12g of protein, and 19g of fat. 1824 people found this recipe to be delicious and satisfying. Head to the store and pick up pepper, quinoa, onion powder, and a few other things to make it today. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 99%, which is super. Users who liked this recipe also liked California Sushi Bowl, California Roll-In-A-Bowl Salad, and California Barley Bowl (from Whole-Grain Mornings).

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  avocado
avocado
2 cups
2 cups cooked quinoa
cooked quinoa
1
1  english diced english cucumber
english diced english cucumber
1 cup
1 cup hummus
hummus
1 tb
1 tb olive oil
olive oil
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon onion powder
onion powder
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon pepper
pepper
1
1  red pepper
red pepper
4
4  diced roma tomatoes
diced roma tomatoes
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon salt
salt
4 fillets
4 fillets skinless boneless skinless chicken thigh
skinless boneless skinless chicken thigh
1  avocado
1
avocado
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups
cooked quinoa
1  english diced english cucumber
1
english diced english cucumber
1 cup hummus
1 cup
hummus
1 tb olive oil
1 tb
olive oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon
onion powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon
pepper
1  red pepper
1
red pepper
4  diced roma tomatoes
4
diced roma tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon
salt
4 fillets skinless boneless skinless chicken thigh
4 fillets
skinless boneless skinless chicken thigh

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Domestic Fits

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.03
Ingredient
1 avocado
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 english diced english cucumber
1 cup hummus
1 tb olive oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 red pepper
4 diced roma tomatoes
4 fillets skinless boneless skinless chicken thigh
Price
$1.50
$1.06
$0.72
$2.90
$0.17
$0.11
$0.10
$0.60
$0.93
$0.03
$8.12

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
360 Calories
11g Protein
18g Total Fat
40g Carbs
Limit These
Calories
360
18%

Fat
18g
29%

  Saturated Fat
2g
17%

Carbohydrates
40g
14%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
0.95mg
0%

Sodium
831mg
36%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
23%

Manganese
1mg
68%

Vitamin C
53mg
65%

Fiber
11g
46%

Folate
159µg
40%

Magnesium
139mg
35%

Copper
0.68mg
34%

Vitamin A
1626IU
33%

Phosphorus
320mg
32%

Vitamin K
32µg
31%

Vitamin B6
0.54mg
27%

Potassium
878mg
25%

Iron
3mg
21%

Vitamin B1
0.31mg
20%

Vitamin E
2mg
20%

Zinc
2mg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.27mg
16%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Selenium
4µg
7%

Calcium
70mg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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