Calories

490

Protein

17g

Carbs

59g

Fat

21g

This bowl is filled with vegetables that you can find in abundance in the summer. To bump up the flavor, we marinated the veggies in a Basil Vinaigrette. I like to use the extra marinade as a dressing for this bowl, but it will add extra calories. The marinade is so yummy with the chewy quinoa, creamy cheese, and cherry tomatoes. This is a large bowl, so feel free to eat less by cutting the serving size if half, if desired.

Grilled Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Prep Time

30 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

45 min

Recipe Type: Lunch/dinner

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • ½ eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thick strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced into thick strips
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, grated
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

 

Basil Vinaigrette

  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 head of garlic, minced
  • 2–3 cups fresh basil leaves/tops

 

Direction

  1. Blend all the ingredients for the Basil Vinaigrette until smooth.
  2. Chop veggies and toss with basil vinaigrette in a large bowl.
  3. Let soak for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Take veggies straight from the marinade, then grill in batches until all of the vegetables have been cooked—about 4 minutes on each side or until tender.
  5. Set marinade aside.
  6. Assemble quinoa bowls with 2 cups grilled veggies, 1 cup quinoa, 1 ounce mozzarella, and ½ cup cherry tomatoes.
  7. If you’d like, drizzle extra dressing on top.

*Nutrition analysis done with ¼ of marinade. Adding it as a dressing will increase calories.

 

 

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING
Calories 490 (190 from fat)
Total fat 21g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 59g (12g dietary fiber, 13g sugar)
Protein 17g

 

 

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