Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls with Lemon Tahini Dressing-an easy meal prep idea for lunch or dinner. Prepare these healthy bowls and eat during the week with no fuss! 

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls

Hello 2018!! It is nice to see you! I am excited for the new year and I am really excited about the healthy recipe we have for you today, Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls. We are starting the year off RIGHT!

I don’t know about you, but I was on an all cookie diet in December:) I am taking a little break from cookies and eating all the vegetables for a minute!

Don’t let vegetables get you down, they can be just as good as cookies, well, almost:) Vegetables and healthy eating can be VERY delicious and I am going to show you how to make my all time favorite veggie bowls. You are going to want to make them every single week because they are SO good!

Quinoa Bowl Recipe

I really don’t think of these bowls as a “recipe” because they are so easy  to make and very customizable.  They are my meal prep go to! I make them every Sunday and eat them every day for lunch. Roasted veggies are my lunch staple, I never get tired of them.

These bowls have roasted:

  • sweet potatoes
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • brussels sprouts
  • red onion

I also add kale because greens are always a good idea and a drizzle of lemon tahini dressing. Don’t skip the dressing, it really makes the bowls! You can whisk it up in minutes and keep it in the fridge so it is ready to go.

Vegetable Quinoa Bowls

How to Make Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls

  • First, roast the vegetables. I cut the sweet potato into smaller pieces so they will cook in the same amount of time as the other vegetables.
  • I keep the seasonings simple for these bowls because I add the lemon tahini dressing at the end. Before going into the oven, I drizzle them with olive oil and season with kosher salt and black pepper. That is it!
  • The vegetables take about 40-45 minutes. I like my vegetables on the crispier side so I roast for the full 45 minutes.
  • While the vegetables are roasting, make the quinoa and lemon tahini dressing.
  • If you want to meal prep the ingredients for the week, you can divide individual portions into tupperware containers. Make sure you keep the dressing separate so the vegetables don’t get soggy. Dress when you are ready to eat.
  • You can reheat the roasted vegetables and quinoa in the microwave. You can also reheat the vegetables in a skillet or put them back on a sheet pan and heat them up. I usually go the easy route and use the microwave. The leftover vegetables will get a little soft, but I think they are still super tasty! I have even eaten the bowls cold and I think they are good cold too.
  • You can really roast whatever veggies you have on hand, sometimes I make clean out the fridge veggie bowls and roast whatever I need to use up.
  • The bowls are gluten-free and vegan. If you want to add protein, you can. Chicken, fish, beans, steak, or cottage cheese are good options. Yes, cottage cheese. I LOVE topping my bowl with cottage cheese. Josh thinks I am weird, but you should try it:)

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls are a staple for me. They can be prepped in advance and eaten all week. I never get tired of these healthy bowls and I think you will love them too! Simple and healthy has never tasted so good!

Quinoa Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls

These easy roasted vegetable quinoa bowls are great for lunch or dinner! They are gluten-free, vegan, and great for meal planning. Make on Sunday and eat all week!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Total Time
1 hour
Cuisine
American
Servings
4

Ingredients

For the vegetables:

  • 1 large sweet potato chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups chopped kale

For the Quinoa:

  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of salt

For the Lemon Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the vegetables on two baking sheets, making sure they are in an even layer and spread out a little. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until the vegetables are coated. Season with salt and black pepper. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss the vegetables. Place the pans back in the oven and roast for 15-20 more minutes or until vegetables are tender and slightly crisp. I prefer my vegetables crispy and a little black on the edges so I let them roast for about 40 minutes total.
  2. While the vegetables are roasting make the quinoa.In a medium saucepan, combine water, rinsed quinoa, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, covered. Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  3. To make the lemon tahini dressing, whisk together the tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and, water in a small bowl or jar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If the dressing is too thick, add a little more water and whisk again.
  4. To assemble the bowls, add quinoa, an assortment of the roasted vegetables, and chopped kale. Drizzle with lemon tahini dressing.
  5. Note-If you are meal prepping, you can place the dressing in a separate container and wait to dress the bowls. You can heat up the roasted vegetables and quinoa in the microwave and add the kale and dressing when you are ready to eat. Feel free to roast whatever vegetables you like!
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 1187mg34%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 10260IU205%
Vitamin C 171mg207%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This is perfect for my lunches! I love just tossing a bunch of veggies on a pan to roast. This is also a great way to use a jar of tahini I seem to always have in the pantry. 

  2. These look so good. I’m going to prep these this weekend. And Trader Joe’s has a delicious lemon tahini sauce that would make this even easier. Quick tip for Quinoa if you have an Instant Pot:  use a ratio of 1:1 water to quinoa and cook on high pressure for 3 mins and then quick release. Perfect every time!

  3. Roasting vegetables at 400degrees with olive oil is not the way to do this!! Burnt to a crisp in less than 30 minutes in the oven. To roast in a lower degree and usually using a higher smoke point oil to prevent burning.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! I loved it! It’s delicious and filling. So much more satisfying than a salad for a healthy lunch. I’ve never used tahini before and I loved the homemade dressing. Definitely adds some great flavor. I will make this again for sure!

  5. 5 stars
    Ran across this recipe in search of a veggie lunch that I could prep the day before. This was amazing down to the lemon tahini! Thanks

  6. 5 stars
    STOP what you are doing and make these bowls right NOW!  They are absolutely fabulous and perfect for meal prepping and using up any vegetables you have on hand.  The real star of the show here though is the dressing….it is AWESOME!  Just enough tang to really wake up all the veggies.  My meat loving husband SCARFED this up and my 12 year old twins devoured it as well, so suffice to say this is in our weekly meal rotation now!  After eating too many sweets after Thanksgiving, this will a welcome relief to eating lighter.  Another winner Maria!!

  7. I had something similar to this in a restaurant in Colorado, but they added a spicy, simple slaw. So, when I made this I added it. My family agreed it really brought a complex and delicious flavor to this. The slaw consisted of 1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced to ribbons; 2 large carrots, matchsticked; a slice of sweet onion, chopped fine; 1/3 C red wine vinegar; 1/4 C olive oil; 1 Tbsp sugar; 1 tsp molasses; 1 tsp. Oregano; a dash of ground cayenne (or more). Whisk all but the 1st 3 ingredients together then pour over the veggies and stir. Let chill about 20 minutes.

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