Probiotic Dill Quinoa Power Bowl!

March 9, 2016
Probiotic Power Quinoa Bowl
Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized

One of my favorite lunches is a salad with quinoa in it – I have dozens of combinations and call them “Quinoa Power Bowls” – because they will power you through the afternoon!

Just recently, I got the idea to put fermented veggies into my power bowls – and they are an amazing addition!  I am very excited to share this delicious recipe with you!

Fermented foods provide probiotics – which are good bacteria that support digestion, mood, immunity, a healthy weight, and more.  Learn more:

Dill Quinoa Power Bowl


  • 3/4 cup of cooked quinoa (I usually make a double or triple batch – and store leftovers in fridge up to 3 days)
  • 1/2 cup of raw sauerkraut (I like Farmhouse Culture‘s Garlic Dill Pickle Kraut, or Wildbrine‘s Dill & Garlic Sauerkraut, or you could make your own) – I also add a Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 10.05.43 AMScreen Shot 2016-03-09 at 10.07.41 AMteaspoon or two of the liquid brine too.
  • 1/2 cup of baby spinach or arugula – chopped
  • thinly sliced cucumbers (I like to use a mandoline), about 1/2 a small cucumber
  • 5-6 grape tomatoes – cut in half
  • thinly sliced red pepper  (I like to use a mandoline), about 1/4 of a pepper
  • chopped fresh dill  (as much as you like)
  • chopped fresh parsley  (as much as you like)
  • half an avocado – cut into chunks
  • juice from half a lemon
  • sliced pitted green olives (about 4- 5)
  • a drizzle of olive oil or avocado oil
  • Himalayan or Celtic salt – to taste
  • optional – Alleppo peppers to taste (gives it a little spice)

Directions – Put the ingredients into a bowl, add the lemon juice, oil, salt, and other seasonings – toss to combine. Sometimes I will make extra for lunch the next day.

Taste and adjust. Enjoy!

Note – the measurements are just suggestions – put as much or as little of each component as you like!  

Sara Vance Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book
The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.

*This article is for educational purposes only. The content contained in this article is not to be construed as providing medical advice. All information provided is general and not specific to individuals. Persons with questions about the above content as how it relates to them, should contact their medical professional. Persons already taking prescription medications should consult a doctor before making any changes to their supplements or medications.

©2015, all rights reserved. Sara Vance.

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