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Southwest Quinoa & Black Bean Grain Bowl

Prep: 20 min
Cook: 5 min
Total: 25 min

  • 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)

Steps

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.