I don’t even remember how this recipe came about. I think it may have started from some leftover cooked quinoa. And I probably had read something similar a while back.  So I tried to throw things together and came up with this awesomely fresh and delicious Vegetarian Quinoa bowl.

Vegetarian Quinoa Bowl

It was nutritious, filling, and I can see this being a favorite in both summer and winter. 
So without wasting time on a story about my weekend as this was being prepared or what my kids were upto or my running that day, etc., here is the recipe for the vegetarian quinoa bowl

Vegetarian Quinoa Bowl
Nutritious, filling and refreshing quinoa bowl for any season.
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Ingredients
  1. Cooked Quinoa
  2. Finely chopped bell pepper
  3. Finely chopped jalapeno (use according to personal preferred heat)
  4. Kernel from 1 corn
  5. 1 can black beans rinsed
  6. Chopped cilantro
  7. For the dressing
  8. 2 tsp olive oil
  9. 2 tbsp cumin powder
  10. 1/2 to whole squeezed lime juice
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat, mix olive oil and corn until lightly browned.
  2. Add minced jalapeno depending on personal heat preference.
  3. Add black beans and salt and pepper and mix for a few minutes until the water from the black beans evaporates.
  4. In a large bowl, add quinoa and the black bean corn mixture.
  5. Add chopped cilantro and the dressing.
  6. Mix and top with roasted pumpkin seeds!
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Smitha Barki, The "FauxRunner", is a runner, triathlete, vegetarian, User Experience Professional and a mom of 2 little minions. Slow and steady, she is passionate about her fitness journey and eager to share it and help others Redefine their Impossible.
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