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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
A delicious, filling, meatless meal that will please everyone!
4.95 from 17 votes

Ingredients 

Roasted Sweet Potato:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peel and diced
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Quinoa:

  • 3/4 cup red quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

Cilantro Cream Drizzle:

  • 1/4 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Pinch of salt, garlic powder, and chili powder

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Cilantro for garnishing

Instructions

Roasted Sweet Potato:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees then line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray.
  • Toss the diced sweet potato in the olive oil and spices and lay it out in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast the sweet potato for 12-15 minutes or until it is fork tender.

Quinoa:

  • Rinse and drain the red quinoa then put it in a medium sized sauce pan with the water and 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt. Bring the quinoa to a boil, then cover it with a lid and lower the heat to medium low. Cook the quinoa for about 15 minutes, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove quinoa from the heat and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, lime juice, and cilantro.

Cilantro Cream Drizzle:

  • In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Assembling the Bowls:

  • In 2 or 3 serving bowls divide the quinoa mixture. Top the quinoa with the black beans and roasted sweet potato. Drizzle the cilantro cream on top with a spoon. Top with more cilantro if desired.

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Nutrition

Serving: 0g, Calories: 300kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 635mg, Potassium: 617mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 6453IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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