Putzel Kitchen

Quinoa Bowl with Cucumber Mango Salsa

 

Meatless Monday, Quarantine Pantry or just want a quick veggie dish?  Here is is in about 1/2 hour.

Quinoa Bowl

The perfect meatless Monday meal: quinoa, black + garbanzo beans, cucumber mango salsa, cilantro and a bit of cheese...and dinner is ready in about 30.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Additional Time
5 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • grape seed oil for cooking
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

Instructions

Step 1

Put 2 cups quinoa in a sauce pan with 1 cup chicken stock and 2 cups water and bring to a simmer. Cover and let simmer 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. After 15 minutes turn off heat and let sit 5 minutes with lid.

Step 2

Heat medium sauce pan over medium heat, then drizzle enough grape seed oil to cover pan. Add shallots and garlic and saute, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in drained beans, cumin, and sea salt + black pepper to shallots + garlic.

Step 4

Put beans in a bowl and top with quinoa, mango salsa, cilantro, cheddar cheese and avocado if using. Squeeze 1/4 lime over bowl.

Cucumber Mango Salsa

Mango and cucumber are an excellent combination of sweet and crunchy. Perfect with chips, tacos or on a salad.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes

Ingredients

Yield: 8 servings
  • 1 mango, peeled & diced, about 3/4 C
  • 4 scallions, white part only, thinly sliced
  • ½ cucumber, large, seeded & diced, about 1 C
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 jalapeno Pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 lime , juiced
  • 2 T mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

Step 1

Chop all the vegetables into small dice.

Step 2

Juice lime & remove seeds.

Step 3

Pull leaves off of mint stems and mince (rock & chop).

Step 4

Combine all ingredients.

Season with salt & pepper.

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