Red Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Avocado Bowl
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • For the bowl
  • 1 cup dried red quinoa
  • 1 to 2 sweet potatoes (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 1 large bundle cauliflower (about 1 pound)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse or kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 cup raw baby kale
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • For the nut butter miso dressing
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white or yellow miso
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place quinoa in salted water on the stove and cook according to package directions.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Cut tops off cauliflower and separate into bite-sized florets.
  3. Toss sweet potatoes with 1 TBS olive oil, place on baking sheet, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, until browning underneath. Flip and toss chunks around, then add cauliflower to the baking sheet, season again with salt and pepper, and roast for another 10 to 20 minutes, until cauliflower is lightly charred at edges and sweet potato is fully bronzed and tender. Toss chunks around one more time if it looks like they’re cooking unevenly.
  4. In a small skillet, toast sesame seeds until fragrant and then let cool.
  5. While vegetables roast, prepare the nut butter miso dressing: Combine everything in a vitamix and blend until very smooth, scraping down sides once. Taste and adjust ingredients if needed, but try to resist adding more sweet since the saltiness pairs wonderfully once added to the sweet potato.
  6. Assemble bowls: Scoop some red quinoa into each, then pile on the roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and toss in the baby kale. Coat lightly with sesame-miso dressing and finish with toasted sesame seeds and sliced avocado. Serve with extra dressing on the side.
Recipe by The Dirt on Vegetables at http://www.thedirtonvegetables.com/2015/09/red-quinoa-sweet-potato-avocado-bowl/