Servings: 4

Easy Dinner Ideas - Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Easy Dinner Ideas - Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups pulled pork
  • 2 medium avocados — , diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice

For the corn salsa:(makes 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 1/2 cups corn — (canned is ok)
  • 3 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 small jalapeño pepper — , chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder — (optional, you can use less or omit)

For the pico de gallo: (makes 4 cups)

  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes — , seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion — , chopped
  • ¼ to ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • salt to taste

Other:

  • sour cream for serving
  • hot sauce of your choice
  • chopped cilantro for garnishing
  • black or pinto beans for serving — (optional, I did not use any)
  • hot sauce of your choice for serving
  • lime wedges — , salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the quinoa:

  1. In a saucepan combine butter, water and quinoa and bring o a boil. Then reduce heat to low and cover.
  2. Cook quinoa until water is absorbed, or about 20 minutes. Then fluff quinoa with a fork. Let it cool to a room temperature.

For the corn salsa:

  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep refrigerated.

For the pico de gallo:

  1. Combine tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice and season with salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. It tastes best the same day.

To assemble the bowls:

  1. Divide quinoa between 4 bowls. Optional: season quinoa with some salt, pepper, lime juice and cilantro. Divide pulled pork between the 4 bowls. Add pico de gallo, salsa and 1/2 avocado per bowl. Add cheese. Top with sour cream and garnish with lemon wedge.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 614, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 269mg, Potassium: 1335mg, Carbohydrates: 53g, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 36g, Vitamin A: 885%, Vitamin C: 22%, Calcium: 274%, Iron: 3.6%