Protein Booster Bowl

Recipe by: Thando Manyoni
Serves: 2
Time: 45 minutes


  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 2 red peppers, seeds removed and quartered
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 cups kale
  • Handful dill, roughly chopped
  • Handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp cumin

How To Make Protein Booster Bowl

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Cook the quinoa according to packaging instruction and set aside.
  3. Place the peppers, onion and chickpeas on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast until the peppers and onion are slightly charred and chickpeas are crispy.
  5. For the dressing, add all the ingredients to a jar and shake well.
  6. Assemble salad; place the kale in a large serving bowl and drizzle ¼ of the dressing.
  7. Massage the dressing into the kale.
  8. Add the quinoa, followed by the vegetables, dill and parsley. Pour half of the remaining dressing and toss to combine.
  9. Serve the salad and drizzle remaining dressing.

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