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Southwestern Quinoa Power Bowl

This Southwestern Quinoa Power Bowl has a little bit of everything-- crunchy veggies, naturally sweet ingredients, hearty protein and a tangy dressing. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Bowls
Calories 598 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes chopped into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 6 radishes sliced
  • 2 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 15 ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Combine the cubed sweet potato and vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender with ta fork
  3. Meanwhile, combine the quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 12 minutes.
  4. When the potato and quinoa are cooked, let them cool to the touch. Then combine potatoes, quinoa, bell pepper, radishes, green cabbage and black bean in a large bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder and salt. Pour on top of the quinoa mixture and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Quinoa Power Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 598 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 224mg10%
Potassium 1036mg30%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 10484IU210%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.