Lunch is the meal I most struggle with. I get bored easily with lunch food, but I still find myself going back to the usual suspects – sandwiches or leftovers most of the time. Occasionally, I’ll feel inspired and make a fancy sandwich on the panini grill. That lasts for about a week before I’m ready for something else. Enter these quinoa bowls, which are a fun, different spin on my typical lunch fare.
I made this recipe Sunday night, and the three of us enjoyed it for dinner. Oh man, it was so good. I love anything with roasted vegetables, but I was unsure how Clara would react to the quinoa. Much to my surprise, she put her spoon down and proceeded to scoop up quinoa by the handful (though she was not a fan of the onions or broccoli). We enjoyed it for lunch the next few days, and I’m already sad that it’s gone.
I swapped a couple of veggies with some of my favorites and added a bit of Sriracha to the peanut sauce. You can use whatever vegetables you like and add as much (or as little) heat to the sauce, so change it up however you want. It’s great room temperature, chilled, or hot right off the stove. I’m thinking it would even work as a Super Bowl dish if you’re looking for something on the lighter side. One thing I know for sure – I won’t be tiring of this lunch anytime soon.