Mexican Bowl I love the Mexican Bowl offered at the local restaurant and decided to do a Mushroom Makeover of this dish using roasted crimini mushrooms, veggies, quinoa and grilled chicken breast. 4 servings Roasted crimini mushrooms Roasted sweet peppers Roasted cherry tomatoes Roasted purple onion Cooked black beans Cooked quinoa with garlic and olive oil

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I love the Mexican Bowl offered at the local restaurant and decided to do a Mushroom Makeover of this dish using roasted crimini mushrooms, veggies, replacing the rice with quinoa and adding grilled chicken strips. This dish is now my favorite and my family loved it too, it is healthy, has a lot of fiber and it is low fat. The flavor of the roasted criminis is delightful and adds a great texture to the overall dish. That is why today I want to share my recipe for the Mexican Bowl re-imagined, let’s cook!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups of cooked quinoa with garlic and olive oil
  • 3 cups of cooked black beans
  • 1 grilled chicken breast cut is strips
  • 20 roasted crimini mushrooms
  • 14  roasted cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups of roasted purple onion
  • 2 cups of roasted sweet peppers
  • 1 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado hass
  • 1 cup of homemade salsa verde
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Ingredients for the Mexican Bowl

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves 4 portions. Cost per portion around $5.00 depending on the ingredients cost at your local supermarket. You will need 2 baking sheets, 1 cooking pan, tongs, spoons, measuring spoons and cups, chopping block and a knife.

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Roasting veggies for a Mexican Bowl

Start by cutting your veggies and place them in the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and fajita seasoning. It is recommended to roast each veggie separately to preserve the specific flavor of each component. Though you can roast the peppers and the mushrooms together. In the meantime you roast prepare the quinoa following the package instructions just add olive oil and garlic for flavoring. Condiment your chicken breast with fajita seasoning and grill. Let the chicken rest before cutting to avoid loosing the juices. You can use canned beans but I prefer to use homemade you can see how to make black beans here or click the image.

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Black Beans

To serve the Mexican Bowl start by adding quinoa, then add the beans, and equal proportions of the roasted veggies and crimini mushrooms. Top the Mexican Bowl with salsa verde and cilantro and add chopped avocado hass.

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Mexican Bowl for the Mushroom Makeover

Remember that replacing the amount of meat with mushrooms is a healthy way to reduce calories. This dish is full of fiber and flavor I am sure you and your family will love it. The roasting of the veggies makes the difference as you can taste the true flavor of each ingredient making each bite a trip! Also Mushrooms bring important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium, B vitamins and antioxidants to the plate without adding significant calories, fat and cholesterol. To learn more about the Mushroom Council and mushrooms in general I invite you to connect with them in Facebook they post great ideas for “Mushroom Monday” .

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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.
  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    Que apetitoso se ve, me encanta la combinacion de ingredientes!! Yum

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      gracias Adriana!

  • mena & taty

    I just hope this mushroom campaign goes on forever! I am thoroughly enjoying each and everyone of your recipes. This trumps them all! You are a wizard ! This transformations screams you are amazing!!!

  • Dailycurlz.com

    I really, really like this A LOT!!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      It is very yummy!

  • http://www.spanish4kiddos.com/ Barbara Mascareno

    I would definitely have to try it out. My husband is crazy for mushrooms :) yum.

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Barbara!

  • http://www.entrecomprasyelhogar.com/ diana rodriguez

    I need try this!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Please do!

  • BohemianBabushka

    “it is healthy, has a lot of fiber and it is low fat.” Bueno, that’s all good, but the real test is in the taste… and this looks like it’ll get an A+ in that area!! BB2U

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      It is also delicious!

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