Veggie quinoa bowl with chickpeas
Lunch or dinner ready in 20 minutes? It is definitely possible. Simple meals are the best. So what about this veggie quinoa bowl with chickpeas? This meal is not only simple and easy to make but very nutritious. Sometimes you don't have to make super complicated recipes in order to prepare such a yummy and colorful meal.
The main ingredient of this meal is quinoa. Quinoa is known for its high nutrition value and a good amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is easily digestible and very tasty. You can prepare many recipes with quinoa, including sweet or savory. In this recipe, I prepared a perfect lunch meal that can be done in 20 mins. This meal is full of colors, flavors and so satisfying.
More veggies means better!
I love combining different types of veggies in a one meal. By doing that the meal is going to be more flavourful and full of vitamins and minerals. Somehow the meal will taste a lote more better when its colorful.
I like dishes like this one, which is full of vegetables, legumes that are so healthy for us. The whole process of making this meal is quite simple. You will need just sautee some vegetables and cook quinoa on aside. In this recipe, I added cooked chickpeas and homegrown swiss chard. By doing that the meal has become even healthier and packed with antioxidants. The final step is to combine veggie mixture and cooked quinoa together and it is done. This meal is so simple, nutrition, and beautifully colored.
This veggie quinoa bowl with chickpeas is:
- Very nutritious
- Easy to make
- 100% delicious
If you wanna more simple lunch ideas check out these recipes:
Gluten-free smoky lentil patties
Lentil dhal with white rice and sauteed veggies
Millet mushroom & chickpea bowl
Baked chickpea patties
Split pea patties
Creamy yellow split pea soup
Butter bean soup
You can also find the whole recipe in my video.
1 sliced carrot
1 sliced pepper
1 stalk of celery
200 g of brussels sprouts
250g of cooked chickpeas
1 cup chopped swiss chard
A handful of chopped parsley
Spices ( I used spice mixture for grilled vegetables)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/3 tsp Black pepper
2 cups boiled quinoa
In a pan, simmer carrots, peppers, celery, brussels sprouts in a bit of little water and cover with a lid. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are soft. After a few minutes, add the chard, parsley, chickpeas, and spices and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
Finally, add the whole mixture to the cooked quinoa. Mix everything well and add more spices if needed. Enjoy!