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The Ultimate Power Bowl

COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(29)
Power Bowl recipe
Casey Barber
COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(29)

Ingredients

Grain Mix Base
  • 1/4 cup white quinoa
  • 1/4 cup red quinoa
  • 1/4 cup green lentils
  • 1/4 cup black lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vinaigrette Base
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite vinegar, lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced onion, garlic, scallion or shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Chef notes

    Make these grain and lentil bowls, then top with the ingredients of your choice for a healthy power lunch to get you through your day.

    Preparation

    Make the grain base: Rinse the quinoa and lentils in a fine mesh strainer, then pour into a medium saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

    Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the lentils and quinoa are tender and have absorbed all the water in the pot, about 20 minutes.

    Remove from the heat and let the pot sit, still covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley, lemon juice, and salt.

    Make-Ahead: The grains can be cooked up to 3 days in advance. Store in the refrigerator until ready to assemble and eat.

    Make the vinaigrette: Whisk the vinegar or lemon juice with the minced aromatics, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to let the flavors absorb and lesson their "bite." Vigorously whisk the olive oil into the vinegar to finish the dressing. Make-Ahead: Vinaigrette can be made up to 3 days in advance. Store in the refrigerator until ready to assemble and eat.

    Load your power bowl with toppings: Top 1/2 cup cooked grain mix with the following add-ins, or make your own bowl with what you've got in the fridge. Serve with one of the suggested vinaigrettes, or stir up something special to your taste. Don't be afraid to mix and match!