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Quinoa Bowl With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Quinoa Bowl With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Pair your favorite vegetables with a tangy and spicy peanut sauce

Recipe Courtesy of True Citrus

The “bowl” craze has taken over—and we’re not complaining. This recipe uses cooked chicken and quinoa, plus a variety of raw vegetables like cabbage, onion, and butternut squash, but feel free to mix-in whatever veggies you have on hand.

Ingredients

For the Base of Bowl

  • 4 Ounces cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 Cup cooked quinoa
  • Purple cabbage, sliced
  • Onions, sliced
  • Mushrooms, cleaned, sliced
  • Parsley
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash, cubed

For the Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 4 Tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 3 Teaspoons soy sauce
  • Juice of half a lime, or 1 packet of True Lime crystallized citrus
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 Tablespoons water

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.


Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce

Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce are packed with vibrant veggies and topped with the easiest peanut sauce ever. A new weeknight classic that just got simpler.

Let’s just talk about peanut sauce for a minute, shall we?

It’s pretty much one of the best sauces on the planet. Creamy, sweet, and tangy, it makes just about anything you pour it over taste amazing.

The only problem with peanut sauce is that some recipes call for a ton of ingredients and lots of measuring.

And I know from experience that giving someone a recipe with tons of ingredients and lots of measuring on a busy weeknight is just not a good idea.

Enter my 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce. It’s incredibly simple to make, requires very few ingredients, and minimal measuring. Plus it’s super mild and oh-so kid friendly.

One of my favorite uses for 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce is in these Veggie Noodle Bowls. Since we are so in love with that recipe around here, I thought I’d do a little twist by swapping noodles for quinoa and adding some edamame for extra plant-based protein.

I love this recipe, too, because the broccoli steams right along with the quinoa, making it a one-pan wonder.

Mix the peanut sauce in a big bowl so you can toss everything together once the quinoa and broccoli are done and dinner’s ready with very minimal clean up. Love that.

Feel free to play around with the veggies in this bowl, and by all means add a generous amount of hot sauce to the final dish if you like a little extra kick.

These bowls pack really well in mason jars or tightly sealing lunch boxes, making it perfect to take for lunch or on-the-go.

Whip up an double batch of the 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce while you’re at it and keep it on hand for serving with grilled chicken or bowls later in the week.

Like I said, it elevates practically anything you put it on. Now, let’s make some Asian Quinoa Bowls with 5-Ingredient Peanut Sauce!

RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS

1 | Use almond butter or sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter.

2 | Add grilled fish, chicken, or steak on the side.

3 | Serve the bowl deconstructed: plain quinoa with a little butter or olive oil, steamed broccoli, raw carrot, edamame and the peanut sauce on the side for dipping.