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Baja Grain Bowls

These baja grain bowls are a delicious copycat of the Panera baja grain bowls! Rice, quinoa, beans, tomatoes and cilantro lime vinaigrette!
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cilantro lime vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

baja bowls

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup diced tomatoes
  • cup corn
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • plain greek yogurt or sour cream, for serving
  • lime wedges for spritzing
  • salt and pepper


cilantro lime vinaigrette

  • In a blender or food processor, combine the lime juice, honey, garlic, cilantro salt, pepper, pepper flakes and olive oil. Blend until combined and smooth (some pieces of cilantro may remain). Leftovers stay great in the fridge for a few days! Store it in a sealed container.
  • To assemble the bowls, divide the rice and quinoa between 2 bowls. Drizzle with a little vinaigrette and toss. Divide the beans, avocado tomatoes, corn and feta between the bowls. Sprinkle each with a pinch of salt and pepper. Top with the fresh cilantro and sour cream. Drizzle on the remaining dressing and serve with lime wedges.

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