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Kevin Curry

Southwest Quinoa & Black Bean Grain Bowl

Southwest Quinoa & Black Bean Grain Bowl

3 Servings
Serving Size:About 2 cups
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 can (1.5 cups) black beans
  • 2 poblano or 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (or 1 cup frozen corn for sweetness)
  • ½ red onion
  • 3 cups arugula
  • Dressing
    • 3 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 can green chilis
    • juice from 1/2 lime
    • ½ lime zest
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons cane sugar (or more/less for flavor balancing)
    • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup pepitas (OMIT and reduce calories by 120)


Step 1

Toss together the ingredients for the salad.

Step 2

Add ingredients for the dressing to a jar or mixing bowl and shake/stir.

Step 3

Divide the salad into 3 meal containers and top with pepitas for a protein punch! Add the dressing at meal time or the morning of.

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Prep 20min
Cook 5min
Total 25min
# of servings3
Serving Size:About 2 cups

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!