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These Simple Mexican Quinoa Bowls are a great weeknight dinner or meal prepped lunch. Served with a Chipotle Cilantro Vinaigrette | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #quinoarecipes #veganmealprep
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Simple Mexican Quinoa Bowls

These Simple Mexican Quinoa Bowls are a great weeknight dinner or meal prepped lunch. Served with a Chipotle Cilantro Vinaigrette!
Course lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword beans, meal prep, quinoa
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 517kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE CHIPOTLE CILANTRO VINAIGRETTE

  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo from a can
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 limes juiced, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste

FOR THE TOMATO CORN SALSA

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • ¼ red onion diced

FOR THE VEGAN CREMA

FOR THE BOWLS

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • cilantro, lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Add all of the vinaigrette ingredients to a blender or food processor. Pulse until combined, taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the tomato corn salsa ingredients to a bowl with 2 tablespoon of the vinaigrette. Place in the fridge to marinate.*
  • Prepare the quinoa according to the package instructions. Transfer to a bowl and add the remaining vinaigrette. Toss to combine and place in the fridge to marinate.
  • Combine the vegan crema ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • To assemble, layer equal amounts of quinoa, black beans, tomato corn salsa and avocado in 4 bowls. Serve with cilantro, crema and lime wedges.

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Notes

*These are best served cold, so I would allow the quinoa and salsa to marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Iron: 3mg