Tahini Quinoa Veggie Bowl

Prep Time

15 min

Prep Notes

Cook the quinoa first, according to the package directions.

Cooking Time

15 min


2 Servings


Cooked quinoa (or cooked brown rice or potatoes/sweet potatoes)

All sorts of your favorite veggies (broccoli, mushrooms, kale, carrots, cauliflower, anything!)




Tamarind Paste

Lemon juice

Black sesame seeds

Toasted sesame oil

Coconut aminos or tamari

Salt & pepper


  1. Steam veggies for about 5 - 10 min., depending on their hardness (carrots & celery take the longest).
  2. Dice potatoes (if using), put in small pot with just enough water to cover, bring up to a boil and then let boil on med-high for 5 min.
  3. Add your starch base (quinoa, etc.) to the bowls.
  4. Dress steamed veggies in pot with Earth Balance, olive oil, sesame oil or lubricant of choice, salt & pepper and add to bowls.
  5. Top w/ tahini, lemon juice, coconut aminos.
  6. Dice avocado with a small knife in the peel and scoop out onto each bowl.
  7. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and garnish w/ fresh cilantro, de-stemmed.
  8. Add more salt & pepper to taste.


A starch based bowl like this can be customized and altered in any way you like. The basic formula is the same (starch, vegetables, condiments, raw toppings like avocado/guacamole & salsa, herbs & spices). Make it taste good! You can also add beans, lentils, chickpeas, tofu or tempeh. It's so fast & easy to make you'll definitely find yourself adding this recipe to your go-to meals. 



Jennifer Halverson