Quinoa Power Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing
This Quinoa Power Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing is loaded with vegetarian protein and topped off with a healthy homemade dressing. This bowl is like a quinoa salad that is designed to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day!
What is a power bowl?
A power bowl (similar to a buddha bowl) is a quick and easy meal that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner that has a focus on wholesome ingredients and protein-rich foods to keep you feeling full and energized.
This Quinoa Power Bowl is loaded with ingredients like quinoa, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, feta cheese and avocado to help keep you feeling fueled with healthy fats, protein and carbs.
This recipe is versatile and can be adjusted to add any other ingredients you love or have on hand!
Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe
- Quinoa: This is the bases of the bowl. Quinoa is filled with protein, carbs and fibre to keep you feeling full!
- Avocado: Seriously, what’s a bowl without avocado?
- Kale: For a serving of green veggies. You can use any greens you like
- Corn: For some added colour, sweetness and carbs.
- Chickpeas: A great source of plant-based protein and fibre.
- Red peppers: For some crunch and flavour.
- Green onion: For flavour.
- Feta cheese: Another protein source in this salad. Omit for dairy-free.
- Pumpkin seeds: Can you any nuts or seeds
- Sesame seeds: Can use any nuts or seeds
- Fresh herbs: Basil and cilantro are used in this bowl, but any herbs you love will do!
How to make this recipe
Cook the quinoa according to package directions, then prep all the vegetables and ingredients. (cut, crumble, slice…etc.)
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Add more or less of any ingredients you like!
Top it off with homemade green goddess dressing and mix it all together.
Tips for making this recipe perfectly
- When cooking the quinoa, I recommend using 1 cup of quinoa to 1 3/4 cups water so the quinoa doesn’t become mushy.
- Use toasted seeds in this recipe, they will give much more flavour than raw seeds.
- If you make this recipe for food prep, leave the dressing separate so the salad doesn’t become soggy. Dress only right before serving.
- Add in any other vegetables, grains or protein sources you love if desired.
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Quinoa Power Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Main
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
This Quinoa Power bowl is perfect for a healhy vegetarian lunch!
- 2 cups quinoa, cooked (about 1 cup uncooked)
- 1 avocado, cut into cubes
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1/2 cup corn
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/3 cup cubed feta cheese
- 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- handful of fresh basil & cilantro. (or any herbs you love.)
- 2–3 tbsp homemade green goddess dressing
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Make the green goddess dressing and pour 2-3 tbsp over the bowl, mixing everything togetehr until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe makes two bowls.
When cooking the quinoa, I recommend using 1 cup of quinoa to 1 3/4 cups water so the quinoa doesn’t become mushy.
Use toasted seeds in this recipe, they will give much more flavour than raw seeds.
If you make this recipe for food prep, leave the dressing separate so the salad doesn’t become soggy. Dress only right before serving.
Add in any other vegetables, grains or protein sources you love if desired.
- Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 25g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 15g
Keywords: quinoa salad, healthy quinoa bowl, vegetarian power bowl
I made this for my family and even my meat loving kiddo loved it. My teen told me I needed to come and give the recipe 10/10 but since the scale is 5 stars I used that. The kids loved that they could add what they wanted into their bowls and skip the things they don’t like as much. My youngest actually was upset that we didn’t have enough left for her to use for lunch the next day, which says a lot!
This was the first of 3 recipes we used from your website in one week. They looked for more for our menu planning the next week!
Hey Jen! So happy you and your family are all loving these power bowls! Wanting seconds of a recipe is always the biggest compliment 🙂
Hi! This bowl looks amazing, but it is 700 calories! I am not vegan, but I am dairy and gluten free. Do you have a suggestion for a lower calorie version? I don’t count calories, but I am trying to lose weight.
Hi Diane, 700 calories is if you eat half of the entire salad, it’s quite a large salad. If you eat 1/4 of the recipe your looking at 350 calories a portion. So it really depends on how large a portion you want to eat. You can also leave out the feta cheese, nuts/seeds and avocado which will significantly lower the calories.
I totally need this!!!!
love it!! I love all the ingredients in this recipe, just perfect for 2 meals for me, thank you for sharing love your site
Your welcome Marcy! This is one of my favourite salads, and you can definitely substitute ingredients if you’re ever missing any!
Thanks Marcy, enjoy!