A couple of months back I tried this recipe from Hello Fresh – This Medditarian Falafel Salad thing. It had this crazy name, I can’t remember. But basically I took the parts I liked and made my own thing. The best part is that it works with just about anything. Falafel, Chicken, Tofu, Steak – pretty much anything protein wise tastes amazing with it. It is quick and easy. I call it a Quinoa Bowl and there are so many variations for it. I figured the Quinoa bowl was safe because that is the sure thing in all of them. So I’ll run down the ingredients and share my quick and easy quinoa bowl variation recipe!

Before that, I’ve been starting to share some of my recipes here on the blog, which is new for me. You can check out my banana bread recipe HERE.

Ingredients:

  • Lettuce
  • Kale *I add both because too much kale is not the best tasting.
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • A sauce of choice
  • Optional: Avocado, Seeds (of your choice), Roasted Carrots
  • A meat/protein of choice – I mostly use Chicken and Falafels. I get my falafels from Superstore or Walmart. You can find more about it HERE.

Okay, so the best part about this. You can literally change everything to whatever you feel like.

Quinoa Bowl Variation #1

Lettuce, Kale, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Quinoa, Greek dressing, and Tzatziki. And this one is great with either Falafel or Chicken.

Quinoa Bowl Variation #2

Lettuce, Kale, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Roasted Carrots, Quinoa, and Tzatziki. And this one is great with Falafels.

I roasted about ¼” slices of carrots in the oven while my Falafels are cooking and put them on top. I tossed the carrots in ground cumin, salt, pepper, and oregano. 

Quinoa Bowl Variation #3

Lettuce, Kale, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese, Lemon+Sugar+Oil dressing, and Tzatziki. And this one is great with Chicken. But like I said, anything works.

So basically, everything is super simple. A bed of lettuce/kale tossed in dressing, greek or lemon, sugar, and oil. Lettuce or kale, or mixed works. I like to mix it together. Then I add diced tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, quinoa, and protein of choice. 

Simple for kids too. I mix all this together without lettuce for Mal.

Quick and easy. It takes me like 20 minutes max. Great for busy nights. There you have it, my quick and easy quinoa bowl variation recipe.

If you make it, I’d love to see it. Tag me! @courageouslynavigating

Love Crystal

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