Chickpea Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Chickpea Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Quinoa and chickpeas pack this vegetarian grain bowl with plenty of plant-based protein. Whip up a batch of these flavorful grain bowls and pack them in lidded containers to stash in the fridge for easy, healthy grab-and-go lunches all week long.

Prep Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings

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1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, rinsed

¼ cup slivered almonds

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 small clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

2 cups cooked quinoa

¼ cup Kalamata olives, chopped

¼ cup finely chopped red onion

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed

1 cup diced cucumber

¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


Place peppers, almonds, 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, paprika, cumin and crushed red pepper (if using) in a mini food processor. Puree until fairly smooth.

Combine quinoa, olives, red onion and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.

To serve, divide the quinoa mixture among 4 bowls and top with equal amounts of the chickpeas, cucumber and the red pepper sauce. Sprinkle with feta and parsley.

To make ahead

Prepare red pepper sauce (Step 1) and quinoa (Step 2); refrigerate in separate containers. Assemble just before serving.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size 1 1/2 cups

calories479total fat 25g saturated fat 4g cholesterol 8mg sodium 646mg total carbohydrate 50g dietary fiber 8g total sugars 3g protein 13g vitamin c 10mg calcium 136mg iron 4mg potassium 443mg

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