Does anyone else go on epic food routine streaks?
Once I find a combination that I like, I do it on repeat until the thought of repeating it makes me feel a little nauseous.
No one can ever say I’m not committed in the kitchen.
Right now, I’m in a big quinoa bowl phase.
My commitment to my latest and greatest recipe is a bit staggering, I must say, and I’m just hoping that doesn’t mean I won’t be sick of it come July.
Because I’ve been making this Big & Spicy Hummus Meal Prep Bowl nearly every day for two weeks.
Come on, get a little obsessed with me, won’t you?
Do you meal prep?
I call this bowl a meal prep bowl because it’s perfect for making in advance and throwing together on the spot for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.
You can even pack everything in Tupperware the night before for a nutritious grab-and-go meal the next day.
The recipe below serves one, because that’s so often how I throw mine together, but if you want multiple servings to share or store foe meal meal, double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe.
When I first started working from home, I definitely fell off of the meal-prep band-wagon because, hey, I was going to be home all day creating recipes, right?
Meal prep schmeal prep.
After a few lunch-less days of photoshoots running through the lunch-hour, drooling over the fresh food through my camera lens…
Meal prep found its way back into my life.
I love this bowl because its easy, filling, comforting, and nutritious.
The base is a mix of quinoa and black beans, then you pile on colorful raw veggies, avocado, hummus, and all of the garnishes.
I also adore how it’s green-less!
If you’re not a big salad person or are just looking to mix up your lunch salad, this bowl is a wonderful option.
Lately I’ve been loving quinoa bowls because they’re light and settle well with me–
Sometimes a big kale salad, while delicious, can be a bit hard to digest on busy days where your gut and mind is IN IT.
This bowl is effortless and packed with protein, veg, and healthy fats to keep you satiated all day.
It’s also dressing-less because the juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, and spreadable hummus keep it well dressed!
Don’t skimp on the toppings on this one– I like to keep the hummus and sriracha handy while eating just in case I want to add a little more on.
If you’re looking to keep the bowl oil-free, be sure to check the ingredients on your hummus for an oil-free option or make your own– like my Oil-Free Roasted Red Pepper Hummus!
If you make this Big & Spicy Hummus Meal Prep Bowl, I’d love to hear what you think.
Give me a shout on instagram @flora_and_vino and use hashtag #floraandvino to show me your creations!
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Easy plant-based power bowl with quinoa, black beans, and raw chopped veggies with hummus, avocado, sriracha, cilantro, and fresh lime. Perfect for meal prep and easy working lunches and dinners. Prep a serving for one or double/triple/quadruple the recipes for meals all week long.
- 1/2 cup red quinoa, cooked (or sub any color)
- 1/2 cup cooked black beans (~1/2 15 oz. can, drained and rinsed)
- 1/2 cup red cabbage
- 1/2 bell pepper (any color), diced
- 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 small roma tomato, sliced
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 2–3 TBS your favorite hummus (homemade or store-bought!)
- handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1/2 lime, squeezed
- 1 tsp sriracha
- Prepare your quinoa in advance according to package instructions.
- Cook your black beans or drain and rinse a can of black beans.
- Wash and chop the red cabbage, bell pepper, tomato, and cilantro.
- Add the quinoa, black beans, and chopped veggies to a big bowl with sliced avocado and a big dollop of hummus.
- Garnish with a big drizzle of sriracha and chopped cilantro.
- Serve with fresh squeezed lime.
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Category: Power Bowl, Meal Prep
- Cuisine: Oil Free, Gluten Free, Vegan