Spinach and Quinoa Bowl

Spinach and Quinoa Bowl

Here is delicious warm Spinach and quinoa bowl that is drizzled with a little coconut oil, and topped with beans, steamed spinach, avocado, and a vibrant dressing made from tahini, lemon, and turmeric, it is so good for you and leaves you feeling full.

Ingredients -Makes 2-3 servings

¼ cup tahini
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon Sea salt (optional)
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 cup dry quinoa
2 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups steamed spinach (about 8 cups fresh)
1½ cups cooked pinto beans (or 1 15-ounce can, drained), warmed
1 avocado, halved and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

In a small bowl, mix together the tahini, lemon juice, turmeric, and about ¼ teaspoon of sea salt. Add a little water to help loosen the mixture into a sauce that can be easily drizzled – about 2-3 tablespoons. Set aside.

To a small pot over high heat, add the dry quinoa with 2 cups of water, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until all the excess water has evaporated. Remove from heat and let the quinoa stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

Mix in the coconut oil and garlic powder.

Divide the quinoa mixture amongst 2-3 bowls. Top with the spinach and pinto beans, then drizzle with the tahini sauce.

Garnish with avocado slices, and sprinkle with chia seeds.