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Rainbow Quinoa Grain Bowl #SundayFunday


Today the Sunday Funday group is sharing quinoa recipes. Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating this low-stress group. This week, Renu is hosting and suggested we share recipes based on quinoa. Here's the list of recipes...

I decided to share a grain bowl recipe that I made as part of a 6-bowl video. These grain bowl salads are the perfect side dish or main dish. And I love that they are so, so simple to assemble! Here are six variations using three different grains - farro, barley, and quinoa. But use whatever grains you have. These would be just as tasty with rice, freekah, or even buckwheat! There are two that use quinoa as a base.

You can watch the process on the CulinaryCam YouTube channel...or right here! Ingredients are listed below for the Rainbow Quinoa Gain bowl. But, as always,  I urge you to just be creative and use what you have.

Rainbow Quinoa Grain Bowl

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon pesto 
  • 1-1/2 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar 
  • 1/2 cup sliced purple cabbage
  • 1/3 cup blanched corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup blanched asparagus
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced apples
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper

I love how easy these are to customize with whatever ingredients I have on-hand. They are colorful, toothy, and tasty.

That's a wrap on our #SundayFunday quinoa event. We'll be back with recipes to celebrate National Steakhouse Month. Stay tuned. I need to get some clarification on what that means from host Wendy. But I am excited!


  1. A delicious and a healthy way to enjoy the food rainbow. Thanks for joining me


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