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Chickpea + Quinoa Nourish Bowl w/ Green Goddess Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #plantbased #recipe

Quinoa Nourish Bowl w/ The Best Avocado Dressing

This crowd-pleasing quinoa nourish bowl is packed with plant-based protein and topped with an amazing avocado dressing that ties it all together!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 -3 Bowls
Calories 518 kcal

Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 1 Cup Quinoa I used red quinoa
  • 2 Cups Water

Spiced Chickpeas

  • 1 1/2 Cups Chickpeas or 1 15oz can
  • Drizzle of Flax Oil or sub Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin
  • Pinch Cayenne optional

Green Goddess Dressing

  • 1 Avocado
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1/2 Jalapeño ribs and seeds removed
  • Handful of Cilantro about 1/3 cup
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp Pepper

Sautéed Swiss Chard

  • 2 Cup Swiss Chard chopped, packed
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for sautéing

Garnishes (optional)

  • Fresh Sprouts
  • Hemp Seeds

Instructions

Quinoa

  1. Combine 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Once water is boiling, bring to a simmer until quinoa is cooked, about 15 minutes.

Spiced Chickpeas

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Rinse and dry chickpeas.
  3. In a bowl or plastic bag, combine chickpeas, spices, and oil. Mix until chickpeas are all evenly coated.
  4. On a baking tray, assemble chickpeas as flatly as possible (i.e. chickpeas should not be on top of each other).
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until slightly browned.

Green Goddess Dressing

  1. In a high-speed blender, combine all dressing ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

Sautéed Swiss Chard

  1. Bring a sauté pan to medium hit on the stovetop.
  2. Sauté chopped swiss chard and minced garlic for about 5-10 minutes, or until swiss chard is wilted and garlic is slightly browned.

Putting It All Together

  1. In a bowl, assemble quinoa as a base. On top, layer chickpeas and swiss chard. Drizzle generously with green goddess dressing, and garnish with sprouts and hemp seeds.
  2. Enjoy!