This quinoa bowl has great texture and delivers major flavor. The corn, red pepper, carrots and jicama give it a hint of sweetness, the cornichons and the olives add a touch of salty to this recipe. If you like a bit of crunch and bite, this bowl does not disappoint. Kick up the heat to your liking by adjusting the amount of tabasco used.
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes
1 cup red quinoa (dry), rinsed well
½ cup of cornichons, finely chopped
1/3 to ½ cup of kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
½ cup of scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced
½ cup of shredded carrots
½ cup (1/2 pepper) red pepper, chopped
½ cup of jicama, julienned, ¾” strips
1 cup of frozen sweet corn, thawed
juice and zest of 1 lime
several dashes of tabasco, to taste
- Cook quinoa = see notes below
- Add quinoa to a medium bowl and let cool
- Add lime juice & zest and tabasco, stir to combine
- Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine
- Adjust seasonings, tabasco will intensify as flavors meld together. Start with very few dashes and then increase!
- Let rest before serving. Enjoy!
Cooking quinoa on the stove top:
Combine quinoa and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, stir and reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for about 15 to 18 minutes
Cooking quinoa in the electric pressure cooker:
Add quinoa and 1 ½ cups water. Set to 1 minute on manual. 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release.
The longer you let this dish rest, the better it taste. Great also the next day.
8 thoughts on “Crunchy Quinoa Bowl”
Yum and colorful! Thank you for reminding me about jicama because I love its’ crunchy, hydrating properties. Quinoa is so versatile and this recipe looks awesome.
Thanks, Lauren! Totally agree on the jicama. It’s one of my favorite snacks. I get withdrawal, when the store doesn’t carry it!
Oh my goodness… yum!
Thank you, Shelly!
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Just made this to bring to a party tonight. OMG, excellent, so fresh and oh so pretty.
Great, so glad you like it, Susan!
This was WONDERFUL!!!! Will be making it often. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thank you, Tammy! So happy you enjoyed it.