If you know me, you know that quinoa bowls are a go to lunch for me! Since it’s summer time now, there are so many more varities of fruit to choose from!! My 4 and 6 year old boys must have inherited the Hawaiian gene from my hubby and I (neither of us are Hawaiian but he was born there and I lived there for 6 years;). They both love pineapple so they begged me to get one at the grocery store this week! I cut it up yesterday and decided to add it to my quinoa bowl today. I added some red pepper flakes, garlic salt, and parmesan cheese and the flavors were dancing in my mouth. This is going to be one of my favorites this summer! I just ate it cold so it would be a great meal to take with me to the pool or the lake. YUMMY!

Tropical Quinoa Bowl (E)

Molly Miller
If you want a quick, go to E meal with some yummy summery flavors, this quinoa bowl may be just what you're looking for. You can make it under 10 minutes and it's light and refreshing.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course E Meals
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1/2 c. cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 c. black beans
  • 1/2 c. diced cucumbers
  • 1/4 c. diced sweet mini peppers
  • 1/3 c. diced pineapple fresh is best, but canned would work ok
  • a few shakes of parm cheese from the green can and garlic salt
  • red pepper flakes to taste about a pinch is enough for me to give it flavor but not overwhelm the dish
  • Optional: a pinch of chives


  • Dice cucumbers, mini peppers, and pineapple
  • Open up a can of black beans and rinse well
  • In a small bowl combine quinoa, beans, veggies and pineapple
  • Add seasonings
  • Enjoy!

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