You guuuuuuyyyyyssss! This recipe is soooooo easy to make, packed with veggies and protein-rich quinoa, and boy, is it ever bursting with flavors!!!!! If you’ve had a long day and need a quick dinner fix that’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, this recipe is for you.
Who isn’t looking for more protein and veggies in their diet, right? You want to eat healthy and balanced and feed your family the best food possible, but sometimes, life can get the best of you. After a long day of work, stress and chaos, creating a super healthy and flavorful dinner can feel intimidating–and to be honest, you often just don’t feel like doing it. You simply can’t do one. more. thing. But this recipe truly is so quick and easy, you’ll be singing its praises and indulging in its amazing flavors in no time. Plus, you’ll feel like a pretty good parent, spouse, or even just human being knowing that you fed your family (or yourself for that matter) such a healthy and yummy dish.
Let’s get started.
First, grab your Tru Roots Organic Quinoa (click the link below to purchase my favorite brand) or your favorite quinoa and rice cooker. For every one cup of quinoa, add two cups of water. Then start your rice cooker.
Next, slice up one red pepper, one onion, and any other veggies you might have on hand such as cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, or snap peas. A really neat and quick cheat is to buy the packaged bags of organic veggies at your local market and keep those on hand if you don’t have a lot of spare time to prep your meals and need things to be a bit more stream-lined . Then, heat 2 TBSP organic olive oil over medium-high heat. Add veggies and saute until crisp tender.
While veggies are sizzling and quinoa is cooking, mix together 2 TBSP smoked paprika, 2 TBSP cumin, 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp powdered garlic, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp turmeric, and salt to taste. When veggies are cooked, add seasonings.
Then, mix 1/2 cup yogurt with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp garlic powder and mix together.
Spoon quinoa into bowls, top with seasonsed veggies, add a dallop of yogurt, and top with freshly squeezed lime juice over the top. Enjoy! L’chaim!