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Vegetarian Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Bowls

Vegetarian sun dried tomato quinoa bowl for a quick and easy dinner that will keep you healthy too! ohsweetbasil.com

I rarely post vegetarian recipes. I know I should do it more because people aren’t as afraid of going meatless as they used to be, but I still get a little nervous. It’s harder to sell healthier recipes on pinterest than a big, fat teriyaki pina colada burger or deep fried apple bombs. Everyone at least wants to look at the junk food even if they aren’t eating it. But, this recipe really turned out so easy and yummy I just had to post it. Stop being scared of meatless meals and quinoa and just give this vegetarian sun dried tomato quinoa bowls recipe a go. I bet you will love it!

Vegetarian sun dried tomato quinoa bowl for a quick and easy dinner that will keep you healthy too! ohsweetbasil.com

We chose to go with a dark red quinoa, but you can use anything you’d like. In fact, if you’re just totally against the whole quinoa thing you could do pasta. It would be equally delicious just not as low carb obviously. In fact, I’m thinking that sounds pretty darn delicious. And I’ll give you our pesto recipe, but to be honest, this is the prepackaged Costco pesto. Yup, they sell sun dried tomato and basil pesto so it’s a time saver for me. Hope you enjoy!

Are Sun Dried Tomatoes Good for You?

Sun dried tomatoes are good for you.

They are packed with nutrients that deliver many health benefits.

Is Quinoa Rice?

Quinoa is not the same as rice.

Quinoa is a protein-packed grain that looks a bit like couscous, that is as versatile as rice, and tastes delicious.

Quinoa can be used instead of rice in most dishes.

Quinoa is also a good source of iron, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, and fiber.

Vegetarian Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Bowls

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Vegetarian sun dried tomato quinoa bowl for a quick and easy dinner that will keep you healthy too! ohsweetbasil.com

Vegetarian Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Bowls

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 3 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Large Carrot sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Large Zucchini Chopped
  • 2 Cups Broccoli Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Sweet Potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups [Sun Dried Tomato Pesto]  Click the words for the link or Costco brand


  • Drizzle a little olive oil in a nonstick skillet and heat to medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant then add the veggies, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes or until tender and slightly charring on the edges.
  • Add the quinoa and pesto and stir together.
  • Heat everything up and serve immediately with salt to taste.


refrigerate leftovers
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Sun Dried Tomato Quinoa Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 1109mg32%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 11651IU233%
Vitamin C 160mg194%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

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