Ingredient: quinoa, rinsed well

American, Beans/Legumes, Dairy Free, Gluten free, Grains, Grains, Main, Sides, Sides, Sugar Free, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Quinoa with Gazpacho and Red Beans

I was looking for a vegetarian recipe that showcased the most common vegetables popping up in our gardens, farmer’s markets, and CSA’s this summer, but was filling enough to satisfy any carnivore’s appetite. Between the beans and the high-protein quinoa, this recipe fits the bill and is quite tasty too! I served this to relatives this summer, and both adults and kids went back for seconds!

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Chicken and Kale Quinoa Bowl

One of my favorite meals to order at our local First Watch lunch spot is the Pesto Chicken Quinoa Bowl. It is so crave worthy I knew I had to figure out how to make it at home so I invited good friend and TWM tester, Megan Weathers, over to help me recreate this nutritionally powerhouse one-bowl meal. I think I nailed it and I even have an equally amazing vegan version in the Suggestions (thanks to adapting for vegan-eating Megan).