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How to Make a Flexible Quinoa Bowl


This is one of those meals that is filling but not heavy, warm yet fresh. A simple blend of grains and veggies, with many possible substitutions, this is an easy recipe to make when you want a quick meal even if haven’t been to the grocery store in a while. It’s also the perfect recipe to serve guests if you have a giant avocado to use and don’t want to make guacamole.

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Flexible Quinoa Bowl

Flexible Quinoa Bowl

Yield: 1
prep time: 15 M cook time: 15 M total time: 30 M


  • Mixed grains or a mix of equal parts whole quinoa, millet, and buckwheat (plain quinoa or varied blends of any of the three should also be fine)
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper, black or white
  • Basil, fresh or dried
  • Onions—white, yellow, purple, or green
  • Garlic, fresh or dried
  • Avocado
  • Optional: Cucumber
  • Optional: A handful or two of salad greens
  • Substitution: Shallots for garlic and onions
  • Substitution: Olives and an olive oil drizzle for avocado


Flexible Quinoa Bowl

  1. Add 2/3 cup of mixed grains or whole grains of your choice to 2 cups of water.
  2. Add two pinches of salt.
  3. Add around 8 twists of pepper.
  4. If using dried garlic, add 1.5 tablespoons to grains.
  5. If using fresh garlic, slice and fry 5-6 cloves in olive or grapeseed oil until golden brown and add to grains while they start to cook.
  6. Bring grains to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  7. Add 1-2 tablespoons of basil if using dried.
  8. Dice half a small onion or 4-6 green onions and add to grains before or while they boil.
  9. Simmer until most water is absorbed by the grains.
  10. Chop basil if using fresh basil.
  11. If desired, cube 2 mini cucumbers or half a regular cucumber and slice avocado or olives while grains simmer.
  12. Turn off heat, and if desired, stir in cubed cucumber.
  13. Add a handful of basil, chopped, if using fresh basil. Optionally stir in cucumber and/or a handful or two of salad greens while grains are warm.
  14. Plate and top with avocado or olive oil.
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