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Mexican Quinoa Bowl

 
Mexican Quinoa Bowl
Image © Pick Fresh Foods
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
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 $0.91

$0.91 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:68%

Spoonacular Score: 68%

 

Mexican Quinoa Bowl is a gluten free and vegan recipe with 6 servings. One serving contains 142 calories, 5g of protein, and 7g of fat. For 91 cents per serving, this recipe covers 9% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is typical of Mexican cuisine. Head to the store and pick up avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, and a few other things to make it today. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 68%. Mexican Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, Cha Cha Bowl ( for Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Rice Bowl)- Soraya Darabi and Alexan Andrzejewski – 50 Women Game Changers In Food, and Skip the Rice and Try Quinoa – Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  diced avocado
diced avocado
0.5 cups
0.5 cups fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
0.5 teaspoons
0.5 teaspoons ground cumin
ground cumin
0.25 teaspoons
0.25 teaspoons black ground pepper
black ground pepper
1
1  diced jalapeno
diced jalapeno
0.5
0.5  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
0.25 teaspoons
0.25 teaspoons kosher salt
kosher salt
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon olive oil
olive oil
0.5 cups
0.5 cups quinoa
quinoa
15 ounces
15 ounces canned black reduced sodium broth
canned black reduced sodium broth
1 cup
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
reduced sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
tomato sauce
0.5 cups
0.5 cups diced tomatoes
diced tomatoes
0.25 cups
0.25 cups white diced white onion
white diced white onion
1  diced avocado
1
diced avocado
0.5 cups fresh cilantro
0.5 cups
fresh cilantro
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
0.5 teaspoons ground cumin
0.5 teaspoons
ground cumin
0.25 teaspoons black ground pepper
0.25 teaspoons
black ground pepper
1  diced jalapeno
1
diced jalapeno
0.5  lime (juice)
0.5
lime (juice)
0.25 teaspoons kosher salt
0.25 teaspoons
kosher salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon
olive oil
0.5 cups quinoa
0.5 cups
quinoa
15 ounces canned black reduced sodium broth
15 ounces
canned black reduced sodium broth
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup
reduced sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
2 tablespoons
tomato sauce
0.5 cups diced tomatoes
0.5 cups
diced tomatoes
0.25 cups white diced white onion
0.25 cups
white diced white onion

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pick Fresh Foods

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.89
Ingredient
1 diced avocado
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
1 diced jalapeno
1/2 lime (juice)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup quinoa
15 ounces canned black reduced sodium broth
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup white diced white onion
Price
$1.50
$0.26
$0.07
$0.07
$0.03
$0.06
$0.13
$0.05
$0.76
$1.30
$0.72
$0.12
$0.22
$0.09
$5.37

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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

  • 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!

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • 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.

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

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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.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
139 Calories
5g Protein
7g Total Fat
15g Carbs
Limit These
Calories
139
7%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
7%

Carbohydrates
15g
5%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
161mg
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Manganese
0.4mg
20%

Fiber
3g
15%

Folate
58µg
15%

Vitamin K
13µg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Phosphorus
124mg
12%

Vitamin C
9mg
12%

Potassium
414mg
12%

Copper
0.23mg
11%

Magnesium
43mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.21mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.13mg
8%

Iron
1mg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.63mg
6%

Vitamin A
295IU
6%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Zinc
0.83mg
6%

Calcium
22mg
2%

Selenium
1µg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.11µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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