Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl Recipe With Red Bell Pepper Sauce

This simple recipe uses fresh vegetables with Quinoa and a smoky red bell pepper sauce to dress them up.

Madhuli Ajay
Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl Recipe With Red Bell Pepper Sauce
634 ratings.

The health benefits of Quinoa are well known. But if its peculiar and bland taste is stopping you from including it in your regular diet, try this flavourful Mediterranean Quinoa bowl. This simple recipe uses fresh vegetables with Quinoa and a smoky red bell pepper sauce to dress them up. It is a very versatile recipe and you can use any seasonal vegetables of your choice. If you don't mind the indulgence you can also add Feta cheese to your bowl.

Serve this healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl on its own for a light meal or as a salad with Homemade Hummus and Pita Bread for your dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try Quinoa recipes such as

  1. Quinoa Phirnee
  2. Quinoa Vegetable Khichdi
  3. Vegetable Quinoa Upma

 

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Mixed vegetables , blanched, (broccoli, beans, corn, carrots, mushrooms etc)
  • 2 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 3 to 4 Spring Onion Greens , chopped
  • Fresh Herbs , Handful of chopped herbs (parsley, basil)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons Black pepper powder
  • 8 Black olives , sliced/chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the red bell pepper sauce
  • 2 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum)
  • 10 to 12 Badam (Almond) , or walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Pomegranate molasses , optional
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

How to make Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl Recipe With Red Bell Pepper Sauce

  1. To begin making the Mediterranean Quinoa bowl first, chargrill the peppers directly on a flame till they are evenly roasted.

  2. Cool and peel off the black skin. Remove seeds and chop the peppers

  3. Blend the peppers with the other ingredients under ‘red bell pepper sauce’ in a blender and keep it aside.

  4. Cook Quinoa according to the package instructions. Once done, cool it down.

  5. In a large mixing bowl, add the Quinoa, vegetables, tomatoes, onions, herbs, lime juice, olives, salt and black pepper. Mix and put in individual bowls topped with the red bell pepper sauce. Chill for 30 minutes (optional) and serve.

  6. Serve this healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl on its own for a light meal or as a salad with Homemade Hummus and Pita Bread for your dinner.

Last Modified On Friday, 10 January 2020 05:30
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