No need to hover very long in the kitchen with a recipe like this Zoodle Quinoa Power Bowl For Busy People. As the name suggests, this one-skillet wonder is crazy-quick to make and has everything you could want…delicious flavor, beautiful texture, and BIG nutrition. Oh, and it’s vegan and gluten-free…bam!
Zoodle Quinoa Power Bowl For Busy People
Does the world really need another zoodle recipe? Yup, especially when it tastes ah-mazing and uses only nine, everyday ingredients, three of which are fresh vegetables that happen to be the bulk of the recipe. But that’s not all…
The world also needs great texture…especially when it comes to eating vegan or gluten-free foods. When it comes to pasta noodles, you can’t just substitute vegetable noodles and expect to fool anyone. The entire dish needs to make sense…all of it…the flavors, the textures, the colors, the cooking method…everything. Otherwise, it’s just not very exciting aaaaand vegan food gets a bad rap…along with zoodles. Womp womp.
But, when you do get these things dialed in, trust me, even the carnivores won’t mind gobbling this stuff right down. It doesn’t even require a planetary lineup, just some forethought…which is why I’m sharing my recipe with you.
Eating more nutritious ingredients
I’ve been cutting down on my pasta habit for several weeks. I don’t like to deny myself things I love, but I’m doing it to cut empty carbs and eat ingredients with more nutrition, like protein-packed quinoa. I don’t expect you to do the same, but if you’re into it, I find it helpful to start any busy week with a container of it.
When I have cooked quinoa on hand, a dish like this comes together so fast. Even if I had to cook it for this recipe, 15 minutes of passive heat on the stove is all it takes while I prep the other stuff.
Do I need a spiralizer to make the Zoodle Quinoa Power Bowl?
You don’t need a tabletop spiralizer, but if you want to whip up vegetable noodles fast, it’s the easiest way, in my opinion.
I’ve tried three on the market and have two (winners) here at home. I have the OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction (my top fav) and the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer (my second top fav). These are affiliate links, btw…which means I get small commissions if you buy through my links.
But, no purchase is required for you to ask me any questions about either spiralizer in the comments below!
Ingredients you’ll need to make the Zoodle Quinoa Power Bowl:
- avocado oil
- spiralized zucchini noodles
- spiralized beet noodles
- unsalted pine nuts
- raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
- cooked quinoa
- fresh spinach leaves
- salt and black pepper
Tools I use for this recipe:
- tabletop vegetable spiralizer to spiralize those veggies
- handheld vegetable spiralizer to spiralize those veggies
- T-fal nonstick skillet to sauté all veggies
- airtight storage containers