Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls With Tahini Drizzle
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls With Tahini Drizzle – a 30 minute vegetarian meal, loaded with protein, fiber and vitamins. Great for those on a gluten free diet and also vegan.
Do you have any plans for the weekend? We’ve got no plans, will spend it around the house. I’m just hoping to get some more sleep, as I’ve been staying late and getting up early all week. Will see what happens… Because every time I plan to sleep late on a weekend, I simply wake up at 6:30 am or even earlier and can’t go back to sleep. I wanted to share a sweet recipe today, just because it is Friday, but well… these Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls just couldn’t wait.
It only takes 30 minutes to make and is perfect for a light meal or a side dish. Plus you can make it in advance and warm it up later. Makes a great lunch to take to work, too.
When I think of quinoa, I often think of quinoa bowls. Not that I don’t enjoy it in a soup, salad or a skillet dish, but my favorite way to eat quinoa is mixed with vegetables or meat with a nice drizzle/sauce on top.
And we eat a lot of quinoa in my family, so coming up with new, simple quinoa meals is always fun to me.
The recipe I’m sharing today is a vegetarian (vegan) one, but adding some grilled chicken will make it even better. I’ll definitely add chicken next time.
It is very simple… I cooked some quinoa, roasted some of my favorite vegetables and placed them into a bowl, then made a quick tahini lemon sauce to drizzle on top. The result was amazing!
Tasty, light and delicious. The lemony sauce brought a lot of freshness to this simple dish.
These quinoa bowls are very easy to make and highly customizable. I used cauliflower, carrots, zucchini and Chinese egg plant for my veggies, but you can add any roasted vegetables of your choice. Of course grilled vegetables would work fine, but I just prefer them roasted. And is is pretty cold where I live, so using my oven is much a better option to using my gas grill.
I like pairing tahini with carrots and zucchini, but now I’ve fund out it tastes great with cauliflower and eggplant. This dressing will be great on a green salad, too.
I hope you guys aren’t getting bored with my quinoa recipes, but if you are, please let me know! I could always reduce them.
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More Quinoa Recipes :
Roasted Garlic Quinoa Mushroom Soup
Quinoa With Butternut Squash Spinach and Cranberries
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls With Tahini Drizzle
- 3/4 cup quinoa
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 2 small zucchini cut into half rounds
- 1 small Chinese eggplant cut into half rounds
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 cup baby carrots
Tahini Drizzle: (makes 1/2 cup)
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp maple syrup — (or honey)
- juice from 1 lemon
- fresh chopped parsley — (optional)
- lemon wedges
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive il spray
Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Line 2 small baking sheets with aluminum foil or silpat. Spray sliced zucchini and eggplant with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and line on one of the baking sheets. Spray cauliflower and carrots with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and line on the second sheet. Roast eggplant and zucchini for 20-25 and cauliflower and carrots for 30 minutes until tender.
Wash and drain quinoa and then place it in a pan with 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium low and cover with a lid. Cook quinoa for about 15 minutes, until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with fork. Season quinoa with salt and pepper.
Prepare Tahini Drizzle:
In a small bowl combine tahini, olive oil, water, salt, pepper, maple syrup and lemon juice. Whisk to combine.
Assembling the bowls:
Divide quinoa between 2 bowls. Top quinoa with roasted vegetables. Top with tahini drizzle. Add some chopped parsley (optional).
Nutrition InformationCalories: 578, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 703mg, Potassium: 1948mg, Carbohydrates: 78g, Fiber: 18g, Sugar: 20g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin A: 9270%, Vitamin C: 90.9%, Calcium: 162%, Iron: 6.2%
I am loving the sound of the tahini drizzle. I am really getting in to tahini dressings at the moment.
I think a little bit of feta would be a good addition to this.
Pinning it 🙂
Mira, this is the perfect recipe to share for a friday!!! Because now I wanna make this for lunch tomorrow!!! love love love this quinoa bowl AND I’ve got to try the Tahini Drizzle!!! love !! and beautifully photographed!!! so pretty! Happy Friday and hope you are able to have a restful weekend!
I love your quinoa recipes and this tahini drizzle takes it over the top! I love the photos of the pre-roasted vegetables. So pretty!
Keep the quinoa comin, Mira! It’s sooo good, including this one. The veggies look perfectly roasted and that tahini drizzle sounds fabulous with a bit of maple syrup added! Wishing you deep sleep and no waking up early this weekend Mira!!
Thank you Traci!
We eat a lot of quinoa too – I usually just make a quickie stir fry – but I am LOVING the idea of these roasted veggies!
I love the roasted veggies and that tahini drizzle with the quinoa! Have a great weekend and enjoy some time relaxing!
Lazy weekends are the best! Hopefully you can sleep in a little bit! This quinoa bowl looks stunning, Mira! I love that you roasted the veggies in here, such a perfect touch! And the tahini drizzle is so creative. This would make a great lunch! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle!
I love that you are sharing this quinoa bowl because it looks amazing! All those pretty roasted veggies and tahini drizzle sound mouthwatering and the photos are stunning!
Roasted vegetables are one of my favorite things to eat. Pairing them with quinoa is a great way to add protein, great dish.
Sounds like a great delicious meal and healthy too. I really have to try give quinoa to my daughters more. Great recipe here, will definitely inspire when I’ll decide to cook with quinoa.
Bored? Nope! Definitely not! I love quinoa and this is a fabulous idea. I love the sound of that tahini drizzle, too! (got a big pot of tahini in my cupboard just waiting for something to be done with it!)
Glad you like it Helen!
This is such a beautiful bowl! You are amazing – you’ve mastered the art of making healthy dishes that not only look incredible, but are delicious and filling too! I love all of the wonderful colors in this dish – it makes me want to dive right in!
I so love the cauliflower added into this dish. This looks simply amazing. You have definitely outdone yourself 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I have photography class on Saturday, so no sleeping in for me. I am a quinoa addict and use it as a healthier alternative to rice. This dish looks like the perfect light, healthy lunch.
This looks so amazing and super healthy! Love roasted veggies. Your tahini drizzle looks amazing!
This is such a great bowl of veggies, plus I love quinoa too! Loving the colours!
This looks so good Mira! I love how simple it is, and such a perfect light meal!
I just made something really similar for dinner tonight and it was so good! I love a good quinoa bowl and the tahini lemon drizzle just makes the dish so much better 🙂
Thanks Izzy! Love this quinoa bowl and of course the ones you’ve been posting 🙂
Another gorgeous creation! I love quinoa bowls and that tahini dressing sounds so yummy!
Thanks so much Sonali!
This is gorgeous Mira! Warm quinoa bowls are all the rage right now and yours is one of my favorites. I totally get the waking up early even when you want to sleep in thing. My husband left to play tennis at 6:45 am and I soooo wanted to go back to sleep, but my brain wouldn’t shut off. 🙁
Oh, I know what you’re talking about! My husband wakes up early on the weekend and this is one of the reasons I can’t sleep late 🙁
Warm Quinoa bowls are my favorite to pack for lunch! Mira, your bowl making me hungry! I also like the touch of tahini dressing! yumm.. pinning!
These quinoa veggie bowls look amazing! Love the tahini drizzle to finish off – so good!
All those roasted veggies!! YUM. This is definitely a bowl full of delicious!
The Tahini drizzle sounds so good Mira..love it! 🙂
I love a good quinoa bowl! Yours looks so healthy, colorful and fresh 🙂 Pinned!
Oh, I love this! I make one very similar but I add some spices to the veg when I roast it – like cumin and coriander. Bit of a middle eastern spin 🙂 Love the drizzle, it is almost exactly how I make mine!
Thanks Nagi! Will definitely try it with the Middle Eastern voices next time, sounds delicious!!!
This is a healthy and delicious bowl of veggies! The tahini sauce sounds wonderful and I’d like to try it out! Pinned 🙂
I love your quinoa recipes, keep them coming! Your roasted vegetable bowl looks amazing. Pinned for later!
Thanks so much Oana!
Wow, this bowl looks absolutely delicious! Great job!