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Tangy Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Lime Vinaigrette

Tangy Southwest Quinoa Bowl with Lime Vinaigrette is a lunch and dinner favorite! Healthy and light vegan recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: tangy southwest quinoa bowl with lime vinaigrette
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 744kcal
Author: Marisa


Tangy Southwest Quinoa Bowl

  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 1/2 c cups black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Roma tomatoes deseeded and sliced
  • 2 banana peppers deseeded and sliced
  • 1 cup microgreens
  • 6 T. salsa
  • 1/2 avocado sliced

Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 1/4 t. garlic powder
  • 1/8 t. ground white pepper
  • 1/8 t. ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • hot sauce to desired taste


Tangy Southwest Quinoa Bowl

  • Add 1 cup dry quinoa to 2 cups water in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Once quinoa reaches a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook approximately 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Set aside to cool. 
  • Drain and rinse one 14.5 oz. can of black beans. Set aside. 
  • Half and deseed each tomato and pepper. Slice thinly and set aside. 
  • Rinse and dry microgreens and set aside. 
  • Thinly slice half of an avocado. 
  • Place one cup of cooked quinoa in large salad bowl. Layer beans, salsa, tomatoes, peppers and greens on top of quinoa. Top with sliced avocado, lime vinaigrette and hot sauce to taste. 

Lime Vinaigrette

  • Juice one lime into small bowl. Add all spices to lime juice. Slowly whisk extra virgin olive oil into juice mixture. 


All nutritional values are approximate. This recipe is for two large entrée-sized bowls; adjust if serving as a side dish. Also, you will not use all of the vinaigrette, which will also reduce calories and fat. Store extra vinaigrette in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 744kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 1407mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 8.6mg