Can we talk about BYOL. Bring your own lunch. It's hands down the email I get most from readers and definitely the question I get most from my friends... what's a fun/easy/healthy/transportable meal that I can take into the office for lunch. And the answer is: a Green Goddess Quinoa Bowl!
I'm talking something that's going to last a few hours until lunch rolls around. Something that can be prepped ahead of time. Something that you can mix and match different different vegetables with... you get the idea. While there are plenty of lunch ideas here on WGC... I'm kicking off a new BYOL feature and it's starting with this Green Goddess Quinoa Bowl!
BYOL(unches) are meals that you can prep on a Sunday, they'll take you through most of the week, and only require a minute or two of assembly or chopping before your dash out the door and head to work. Because the last thing you want to do when you come home from a long day of work, is think about what to make for the next day. Ain't nobody got time for that! Plus when are we going to kick back and watch The Voice?? Hello! So stay tuned for lots of BYOL features... and in the meantime... it's all about a delicious Quinoa Bowl with a healthy/vegan Green Goddess Dressing!
Green Goddess Quinoa Bowl
- 2 cups red or white quinoa cooked
- 2-3 radishes sliced
- 1 roasted red bell pepper - fresh or jarred sliced
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 2-3 green onions sliced on a bias
- 2 ounces goat cheese crumbled
- 1 recipe Green Goddess Dressing
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Divide the cooked quinoa into 2 bowls or tupperware containers.
- Top with the sliced radishes, sliced roasted peppers, halved cherry tomatoes, green onions and goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Before eating, toss with about ¼ cup of the green goddess dressing and enjoy.
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking
I made this for lunch today and it was absolutely delicious. This will definitely make its way into our lunch rotation.
yay!! so glad you enjoyed it Katie!! 🙂
I regularly pack my lunch, and this recipe is a keeper!
Drooling over here! Looks perfect 🙂
I love BYOL! I love knowing that when I open up my lunch bag I have something delicious and healthy to treat my body right during the work day. This salad looks exactly like what the doctor ordered for my 9-5 next week! Thanks Gaby.
That dressing and this bowl is what I want in front of me tomorrow!!
This IS the perfect lunch! Love me a Green goddess dressing 🙂
What a great idea! Lunch has always been my least favorite mealtime. I love that this is light, healthy and fresh.
Loving that dressing!! This is such a yummy looking bowl!
Never mind going into the office, this is the perfect lunch to scarf down at my desk at home. So fresh and gorgeous!
Love this BYOL idea. I'm always scrambling in the morning to get something together and more often than not it ends up looking kind of sad. This is great!