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Mexican Quinoa Bowl

 
Mexican Quinoa Bowl
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
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 $0.8

$0.80 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,gluten-free,dairy-free,healthy,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre Mexican
spoonacular Score:81%

Spoonacular Score: 81%

 

If you have roughly about 45 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Mexican Quinoa Bowl might be a tremendous gluten free, dairy free, and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe to try. For 80 cents per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This hor d'oeuvre has 224 calories, 10g of protein, and 7g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 6. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. It is brought to you by Pick Fresh Foods. Head to the store and pick up ground pepper, onion, garlic clove, and a few other things to make it today. It is a very budget friendly recipe for fans of Mexican food. With a spoonacular score of 0%, this dish is improvable. Similar recipes are Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, Skip the Rice and Try Quinoa – Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn, and Cha Cha Bowl ( for Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Rice Bowl)- Soraya Darabi and Alexan Andrzejewski – 50 Women Game Changers In Food.

Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé are my top picks for Mexican. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. The Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 140 dollars per bottle.

Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir

A firecracker of a wine, the 2015 Westside Road Neighbors is explosive both in the nose and on the palate. Black raspberry and black cherry aromas are complemented with hints of cedar, allspice, vanilla, and black tea. An intriguing note of celery seed further complexes the outstanding nose. Young and brash, the texture is superb with a backbone of refreshing acidity and loamy earthiness that conveys flavors of bright Bing cherry and raspberry. The wine concludes with refined tea-like tannins and a crushed rock and minerally finish. A wine not to be missed!

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cup
0.5 cup quinoa
quinoa
1 tsp
1 tsp olive oil
olive oil
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
0.25 cup
0.25 cup white diced onion
white diced onion
1 cup
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
reduced sodium chicken broth
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black ground pepper
black ground pepper
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps tomato sauce
tomato sauce
15 oz
15 oz canned reduced sodium black beans
canned reduced sodium black beans
1 large
1 large diced avocado
diced avocado
0.5 cup
0.5 cup diced tomatoes
diced tomatoes
1 small
1 small diced jalapeño
diced jalapeño
0.5 cup
0.5 cup fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
0.5
0.5  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
0.5 cup quinoa
0.5 cup
quinoa
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp
olive oil
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
0.25 cup white diced onion
0.25 cup
white diced onion
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup
reduced sodium chicken broth
0.5 tsps ground cumin
0.5 tsps
ground cumin
0.25 tsps kosher salt
0.25 tsps
kosher salt
0.25 tsps black ground pepper
0.25 tsps
black ground pepper
2 Tbsps tomato sauce
2 Tbsps
tomato sauce
15 oz canned reduced sodium black beans
15 oz
canned reduced sodium black beans
1 large diced avocado
1 large
diced avocado
0.5 cup diced tomatoes
0.5 cup
diced tomatoes
1 small diced jalapeño
1 small
diced jalapeño
0.5 cup fresh cilantro
0.5 cup
fresh cilantro
0.5  lime (juice)
0.5
lime (juice)

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pick Fresh Foods

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.79
Ingredient
½ cups quinoa
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove
¼ cups white diced onion
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
½ teaspoons ground cumin
¼ teaspoons black ground pepper
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
15 ounces canned reduced sodium black beans
1 large diced avocado
½ cups diced tomatoes
1 small diced jalapeño
½ cups fresh cilantro
½ lime (juice)
Price
$0.76
$0.05
$0.07
$0.09
$0.72
$0.07
$0.01
$0.12
$0.65
$1.50
$0.22
$0.06
$0.26
$0.13
$4.71

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you are concerned about BPA-linings in canned products, look for tomato products packaged in glass, as acidic foods like tomatoes are more likely to leach BPA from the lining. You might also look for low-sodium versions or the label "no salt added" to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

  • 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!

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

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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

  • 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.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • 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?

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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.

  • Beans freeze well, so don't throw out your leftovers!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
221k Calories
10g Protein
7g Total Fat
31g Carbs
61% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
221k
11%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
7%

Carbohydrates
31g
10%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
140mg
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
20%

Folate
164µg
41%

Fiber
9g
40%

Manganese
0.71mg
36%

Magnesium
92mg
23%

Phosphorus
202mg
20%

Vitamin B1
0.26mg
17%

Potassium
605mg
17%

Copper
0.34mg
17%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin K
13µg
13%

Vitamin B6
0.25mg
13%

Vitamin C
9mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.16mg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.8mg
8%

Vitamin A
299IU
6%

Calcium
39mg
4%

Selenium
2µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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