Grilled Quinoa Bowl

Grilled Quinoa Bowl
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins Stand 5 mins Grill 18 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups red quinoa
  • 6 slices bacon (6 oz), diced
  • 2 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 8 ounces red chard
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 freshly cracked black pepper

Make It

1. In a medium pot, combine quinoa and 3 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and cook 15 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium heat. Add bacon and saute 6 minutes, until crisp. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon. Pour 1 tbsp of the bacon fat into a large bowl; discard any remaining fat.

3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Toss peaches and chard in bowl with bacon fat. Grill peaches 3 minutes per side and chard 2 minutes per side (in three batches). Slice peach halves; chop chard. Return to bowl and toss gently with quinoa and bacon.

4. Whisk vinegar, oil, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Gently stir into quinoa mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 400, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 10, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 60, fiber (g): 8, pro. (g): 13, sodium (mg): 700, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.