Simple finely chopped veg stir-fried with cooked quinoa and chickpeas folded in. Great veggie bowl base that’s versatile; spice it up, top with herbs, roasted vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, serve cooled as a salad with feta + olives + rocket or eat it as is ~ delish!
Make a double batch and use as a base for different meals for a few days to keep life simple while eating well with whole foods.
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Quinoa Chickpea Veggie Bowls
COOK QUINOA – rinse 1 cups raw quinoa + 2 cups water – low simmer 15 mins until water is absorbed & grains are cooked.
CHOP veg finely diced = small squares similar size to the chickpeas. Important for texture + cook time
FRYING PAN add olive oil, garlic, parsley & finely diced pepper. Saute 4mins – stirring often until peppers are starting to soften
ADD finely diced bok choy + drained chickpeas + any ground spices | dried herbs. Stir fry 1 min. Turn off heat.
FOLD IN cooked quinoa. Season with salt, pepper and other fresh herbs you might be using. TASTE adjust seasoning.
SERVE as it. With dill tahini dressing and spiced seeds. top with herbs, roasted vegetables, steamed greens, mushrooms, pan-seared tofu. Serve cooled as a salad with feta + olives + rocket or eat it as is ~ delish!
SPICES add chilli flakes, cumin, cardamom, curry powder, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, smoked paprika
HERBS dried – oregano, thyme, Italian, Provence. FRESH basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, mint, chervil, fennel, chives.
SWAP bok choy for kale, swiss chard, spinach or cabbage. ADD other vegetables zucchini or peas. For salad cucumber, diced cherry tomatoes.