Spicy Green Grain Bowl

This Spicy Green Grain Bowl is a meal you can feel damn good about! It is loaded with flavor and fresh nutritious ingredients. Can I get a "fork yeah"!

Spicy Green Grain Bowl - Zested Lemon

This is one of my go-to recipes when I'm looking for something quick and healthy. I usually keep some prepared quinoa in the fridge. So, I just dump that in a bowl, quickly cut up some fresh green ingredients, give it a drizzle of spicy mayo and I've got myself a meal! 

Spicy Green Grain Bowl - Zested Lemon

Every time I make this grain bowl, I feel like super woman. As if all these beautiful greens give me super powers or something. Looking to add a little more to this this grain bowl? No prob! Just add shredded chicken, tofu, edamame or whatever your little heart desires! 

Spicy Green Grain Bowl - Zested Lemon
Spicy Green Grain Bowl - Zested Lemon



Spicy Green Grain Bowl

Fresh greens and hearty quinoa to fuel your body.

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Serves: 4

Spicy Green Grain Bowl

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (or 3 cups cooked)
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2 cups leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (lightly packed)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup spicy mayo*
  • soy sauce (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)

  1. Cook: Cook quinoa according to package instructions. The ratio is generally 1 part quinoa 2 parts water (1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water).
  2. Slice and Dice: Cut jalapenos into slices (so they look like little rings). Remove seeds to decrease spiciness. Keep seeds to increase spiciness. Roughly chop greens and fresh cilantro. Cute avocado into slices or cubes (whichever you prefer). Cut lime into wedges.
  3. Assemble: Season the quinoa with a couple hefty pinches of salt. Then assemble the grain bowls by putting ¼ of the quinoa in each bowl and topping with jalapeno, greens, cilantro, avocado and a couple fresh squeezes of lime juice. Finish it off with a drizzle of spicy mayo and a splash of soy sauce (to taste). Dig in!

*You can purchase spicy mayo as a condiment at the grocery store or make your own. It is just mayonnaise and sriracha. Add a little sriracha to 1/4 cup of mayonaise a little at a time until you reach your desired spiciness and flavor!