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Quinoa Bowl

This quinoa bowl makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It's healthy, vegan, super easy to make and packed with flavor. And it's ready in just 25 minutes! 
Course Entrées, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 410kcal
Author Sina


For The Quinoa Bowl:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 carrots, cut into thin strips/sticks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 2 green onions, cut into rings
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup frozen edamame
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts

For The Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Cook the quinoa. Either use the instructions on the package to cook it on the stovetop or cook it in the Instant Pot. I usually cook it for 1 minute on high pressure with natural pressure release for 12 minutes. 
  • While the quinoa is cooking, chop up the vegetables. Cut the carrots, the bell pepper, and the red cabbage into thin strips and the cucumber into cubes. Cook the frozen edamame in boiling water as directed on the package. 
  • Make the peanut sauce. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. 
  • Serve the cooked quinoa with the vegetables and the peanut in a bowl and sprinkle it with roughly chopped peanuts. 


  • Make sure to use unsweetened, natural peanut butter for the peanut sauce. 
  • If you want your sauce to be a bit spicier, adjust the amount of red pepper flakes or add a bit of sriracha. 
  • If you have a hard time finding edamame, you could replace them with peas. 
  • I usually prepare the quinoa in the Instant Pot (manual 1 minute on high pressure and 12 minutes of natural release). It's super fluffy! 


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6610IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4mg