Fresh and Seasonal Honey Lemon Quinoa Bowl Recipe

We are always looking for a new mix when it comes to one of our favorite grains: quinoa. This honey lemon quinoa bowl is bursting with flavors and includes seasonal apples and pumpkin seeds for an extra nutrition boost.


Serves 4

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 2 medium summer squash or zucchini, thinly sliced or diced
  • 1 cup organic mixed salad greens (such as Earthbound Farm)
  • 1/3 cup peeled and thinly sliced apple
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • Juice of 2 medium lemons
  • ½ tsp. honey
  • 2-3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes, optional


Cook quinoa according to package directions. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork, cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, steam squash in a steamer basket over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes or until tender. Add to quinoa mixture and toss to combine. Add salad greens, apple, parsley and pumpkin seeds; toss again.

In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, honey, olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Drizzle over quinoa mixture and toss to combine. Season to taste and serve.

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