two power bowls with sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, avocado, quinoa and kale next to dressing pitcher and avocado half
How to Make...

Southwest Quinoa Power Bowl with Honey Lime Dressing

A filling plant-based meal using simple whole foods and some adobo seasoning makes for one delicious Southwest Quinoa Power Bowl. Top with a healthy, homemade honey lime dressing and this bowl will be on repeat! Packed with protein and fiber, plus gluten-free, and dairy-free friendly.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Yield: 2 bowls 1x
  • Scale:


For the bowls

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 tsp adobo seasoning (or a southwest flavor seasoning)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 2 cups curly kale, massaed with olive oil (or your choice of greens) 

Honey Lime Dressing

  • 4 TBS canned coconut milk*
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime, about 3 TBS
  • 1 TBS raw honey (or agave if strictly vegan)
  • 1/8 tsp salt, or more to taste


  1. COOK QUINOA: Rinse quinoa in fine mesh strainer and place in small pot of water with 1 1/2 cups of water. Allow pot to come to a boil, add in your seasoning and simmer for about 15 minutes, until quinoa is tender and water has mostly gone.
  2. COOK SWEET POTATOES: While the quinoa is cooking, cook your chopped sweet potato and onion in medium pan with olive oil. Add salt and pepper, or more seasoning if you wish. Cook on medium heat until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Option to add sliced bell peppers for about 5 minutes to soften.
  3. MAKE DRESSING: In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients.
  4. ASSEMBLE BOWLS: Distribute quinoa, kale, potatoes and onions, black beans, bell pepper, and sliced avocado in bowls. Dress with honey lime dressing and garnish with cilantro if you wish, enjoy!

Recipes Notes:

*can sub plain greek yogurt for coconut milk if not dairy-free. Feel free to double ingredients for full-sized family meal! Store any leftover ingredients in airtight container in fridge up to 5 days.

Nutrition does not include dressing.

Honey Lime Dressing= 80 calories, 3 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, 9 grams of sugar.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 435
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 727mg
  • Fat: 16
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 58
  • Fiber: 15
  • Protein: 13
  • Cholesterol: 0mg