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Quinoa Bowl

Robert Weisberg

"Simple dish that is very healthy, vegetarian, and can be a side or main course. Great to make and pack as a lunch for a few days after."
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1 h servings 473 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sweet potatoes and salt; stir to coat sweet potatoes with oil and saute until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Transfer sweet potatoes to a plate and season with more salt.
  2. Saute onion and garlic in the same skillet until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add asparagus, cover, and steam until tender, about 4 minutes. Cut asparagus into 1/2-inch pieces.
  4. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Toss sweet potatoes, onion-garlic mixture, asparagus, and quinoa together in a bowl; cool to room temperature. Add cashews and top with more olive oil and salt.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Toasted walnuts can be substituted for the cashews if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 473 calories; 16.4 g fat; 70 g carbohydrates; 14.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 218 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I made this as a side dish to complement a light fish meal. I used red quinoa because that is what we prefer. I'm not sure about the asparagus in this. It just didn't seem to fit. I will mak...

this recipe was very good but I made a few changes to it. I added green peas instead of asparagus (because I didn't have any) and for seasoning, I sprinkled some curry powder in. it was very tas...

I followed the recipe with the following changes. I h ad no asparagus so I used green beans, and I had no cashews so I used walnuts. The sweet potatoes took way longer to cook (maybe I cut them...

I loved this dish! Added Rosemary to taste and omitted the garlic and was delicious! Leftovers just as good...will make again!

Yum. Have never ever had quinoa! The dish was very good. I was pleasantly surprised.