Quinoa Bowl With Sweet Potatoes
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten Free
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Serves: serves 4
A delicious nutrient dense quinoa bowl
  • 1½ cups quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 15oz can cannellini beans
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  1. Cook the quinoa as directed or you can use the boiling method, which I prefer because I can then control the firmness of the quinoa. In a large pot of salted boiling water with the juice of one lemon I cook the quinoa for about ten minutes. I drain the water once it is cooked, but not mushy. I like the boiling method better because then all the quinoa is cooked evenly vs the absorption method where the bottom half of the pan is mushy quinoa and the top half is not.
  2. In a heated skillet, add the avocado oil and diced onions and sauté for a few minutes. Add salt to taste.
  3. Next add the garlic and stir and allow to cook another minute or so
  4. Now add the diced sweet potatoes, some salt to taste and allow to cook and soften for a few minutes, stirring every now and then so the mixture doesn't burn.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes have sautéed and softened, add the garam masala and stir well.
  6. Add the cannellini beans and stir well and cook for a minute or so until everything is well combined and cooked. Taste for salt.
  7. Add the cooked quinoa to the skillet and stir well to combine. Taste for seasoning and you can add some cayenne pepper to this dish if you like it spicy. Turn the heat off.
  8. Add the chopped cilantro before serving so it maintains it's bright green color
Recipe by OOOHMAMA! at https://peoplesnutritionalcoaching.com/2015/02/quinoa-bowl-with-sweet-potatoes/