Recipe: Quinoa Fiesta Bowl

Lunch Recipes, Salad Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

I love dishes that can do double or even triple duty! This versatile Quinoa Fiesta Bowl recipe can make a great meatless meal (skip the ground turkey), side dish, or a salad depending on what I’m craving. Also, it tastes great both warm and cold and it’s loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats for a super filling meal.



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    Total Time: 35 minutes

    Yield: 4 serving(s)


    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 1 red pepper, diced
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • 1 jalapeño, diced
    • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
    • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 lime, juiced
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • Salt & Pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional: toasted)
    • Optional
    • 1 pound ground turkey, browned


    1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Let cool.
    2. Combine all chopped vegetables in a large bowl (red pepper through cilantro).
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic and cumin.
    4. Add quinoa to vegetables and toss with dressing.
    5. Sprinkle with pine nuts and add salt & pepper to taste.
    6. *If using cooked ground turkey, toss together with all ingredients.

    Nutrition Information Per Serving

    Serving Size: 1 bowl

    Calories: 396

    Protein: 8 gram(s)

    Fat: 28 gram(s)

    Carbohydrates: 38 gram(s)

    Fiber: 7 gram(s)

    Sugar: 2 gram(s)

    *Nutrition information does not include ground turkey.

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