Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl

I’m part of a group of bloggers who each month make a peanut butter treat with a different ingredient and this month my fellow Peanut Butter Bashers and I are mixing it up with Quinoa. If you fancy joining in the fun check out the end of the post for joining details. But lets get on with this Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl

 

After my last post 2016 Food Trend Predictions stating its going to be a very savoury year, I thought why not start the year on that note. And let’s face it, it’s still early January and we are still a little over stuffed from the festive period and a nice healthy savoury note is definitely where I am at, at the moment, don’t worry that will change soon! And to mix it with another big trend predicted this year I have made this into a bowl meal. Quick and easy to put together served in a bowl. Am I trendy or what? Okay you can stop laughing now!

 

Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl

 

Budda bowls, power bowls, bowl meals call them whatever you want they all amount to the same thing, a healthy satisfying meal packed full of fiber, protein and vitemans. Start with a whole grain (quinoa, faro, brown rice, soba noodles etc:) add a protein source (eggs, beans, nuts, cheese, tofu or grilled meat) add in an assortment of veg then flavour the whole lot with a sauce. But nothing creamy, healthy and wholesome is the aim here. And this peanut butter sauce quinoa power bowl really delivers on all accounts.

 

Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl

 

So this bad boy bowl is a mix of red and white quinoa, you don’t have to use both colours that’s just what I had on hand. Topped with a mix of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. The choice of protein here is peanuts (unsalted) to compliment the peanut butter sauce that brings it all together. The sauce comes together really easily in a small pan in a matter of minutes. It’s a case of add, stir and heat for about 2 minutes. I love it when a dish comes together so quickly.

 

So it’s even quicker to make I used ready cooked quinoa, which comes in little bags that need to be microwaved for 90 seconds to be piping hot. But by all means use dried quinoa and make it yourself. Whatever is easier and cheaper for you. Just be mindful the weight / volume of the quinoa in this recipe is for cooked quinoa not raw.

 

Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl

 

As as I previously mentioned the sauce is really simple to put together. It’s just peanut butter a little teriyaki sauce, olive oil, light brown sugar to add a touch of sweetness. And a little garlic, ginger and chillies for a pinch of heat. Nothing to serious in the heat department but you are more than welcome to increase it if you so wish.

 

The longest part of this dish was the steaming of the veg, for the water to boil and the veg to steam it took a total of 7 minutes. In that 7 minutes I made the sauce, heated the quinoa so all I had to do was a tiny bit of stirring then serve. 7 minutes, not bad for an evening meal.

 

Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl

 

Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl
 
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Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowl Is a quick and easy satisfying meal to put together. Packed full of fiber, protein and vitamins.
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Recipe type: Savoury
Cuisine: British
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 small cauliflower florets
  • 8 small broccoli florets
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 140 grams smooth peanut butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch dried crushed chillies
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 250 grams cooked quinoa (2 cups)
  • 85 grams unsalted peanuts
Instructions
  1. Start to heat the water in your steamer or if boiling heat a medium pan of water. Once the water is boiling, steam or boil your veg for 5 minutes.
  2. While that is steaming / boiling in a small pan add in the peanut butter, light brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, olive oil, crushed chillies, ground ginger and the crushed garlic. Over a low to medium heat stir everything together till it resembles a sauce and heats through. About 2-3 minutes. Once done take it off the heat.
  3. Heat the quinoa in the microwave for 90 seconds or according to the packet instructions.
  4. Mix the quinoa with ⅔ of the sauce and half of the peanuts and dish out into 2 bowls.
  5. Take the veg out of the steamer and divide it between the 2 bowls and pour the remaining sauce on top of the veg.
  6. Divide the remaining peanuts between the bowls by scattering them on top.
Notes
For this recipe I used ready cooked quinoa but if you are going to need to cook your own then you may need a few minutes longer to get everything together.

 

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Do you want to join in on the peanut butter bash fun? If so, email Miranda and request to join the Peanut Butter Bash facebook group! The first Thursday of each month we post a dish with peanut butter and a mystery ingredient. There is also a Facebook group if you want to join in the fun but don’t run your own blog, The Peanut Butter Recipe Box. Here are the other peanut butter and quinoa dishes.

 

 

Here are the other peanut butter and quinoa creations!

 

Protein Packed Granola (with Peanut Butter and Quinoa) from Ellie of Peanut Butter and Ellie

 

Maple Peanut Butter Quinoa Pudding from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

 

Peanut Butter Milkshake from Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

 

Peanut Butter Sauce Quinoa Power Bowls from Emma of Bake Then Eat

 

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26 Comments

  1. This power bowl looks simple but delicious. I love the peanut sauce and I like that you added peanuts to the dish too.
    I looked at your food trends and I definitely see all of them being a “thing”. Haha. My mom has actually called herself a flexitarian for a few years now!
    Back to this bowl- it looks like the perfect “get healthy” meal as it’s healthy but super yummy because PEANUT BUTTER. Thanks!

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    • Hi Ellie, thank you. I am glad someone knows a flexitarian! I think its a great idea for meat eaters to cut down a little bit 😀

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      • Definitely! Now my best friend is becoming a “flexitarian” as well. YAY for cutting down on meat consumption!

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        • Yay as an almost life long veggie I think this is great. Less meat equals a healthier planet! Awesome lets spread the word 😀

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  2. I love that this is a savory dish. My husband is not a big fan of sweet things, but he would definitely eat this. And, I love using ready cooked quinoa.

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    • Hi Stephanie, thank you. I am so glad I am not the only one to use ready cooked quinoa…. lol 😀

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    • Hi Angie thank you, they really do pair well 😀

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  3. I have never eaten quinoa, I’m not even sure what it is. The peanut butter sauce looks amazing! Pinning it!

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    • Hi Shelly, quinoa is a grain it can be used in place of rice and is a great addition to salads and it has a slightly nutty flavour. Well worth trying 😀

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  4. I just finished up a veggie salad with a peanut dressing! I need to move on to your fabulous power bowls next! I adore quinoa!

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    • Hi Liz, veggie salad with peanut dressing sounds fab!

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  5. I loveee meal bowls like this! There’s just something about them! This sounds fantastic with that peanut butter sauce! Did I mention I also love peanut sauce?? 🙂

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    • Hi Ashley, thank you 🙂 I know, you can never get enough peanut butter sauce!

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  6. I need some healthier options on the dinner table so I am totally loving this power bowl! Look at all that great protein too!

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    • Hi Pamela, thank you 🙂 Being veggie it’s important to get that protein in whenever you can!

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  7. I can’t get enough of quinoa and buddha bowls lately! Yours look so healthy and delicious! The peanut sauce sounds delicious and the perfect compliment!

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    • I must admit to being addicted to buddha bowls as well, so tasty and quick to put together.

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  8. Mmm, I love this bowl trend because it makes for some super-healthy and super-flavorful meals! I love how much texture can be crammed in there, too. Your peanut butter bowls look to die for and I’m totally going to throw one of these together some night when I have no dinner planned – because I already have all these things in my house! Win.

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    • Hi Brianna, thank you 😀 I know you will love it when you try it, especially as a peanut butter fan!

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  9. So yummy. I am sure to try to make it this Sunday. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  10. The Power bowl looks awesome and very delicious and healthy too and the best ingredient is peanut butter, mouth starts watering by looking at the dish. I loved the recipe.

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