Easy Quinoa Lunch Bowl

…or as it’s lovingly called:

Uncle Mark’s Awesome Quinoa Lunch Bowl

This is a very easy, healthy and filling lunch that can be made with only a microwave. Making your lunch has it’s benefits: it’s healthy, it’s cheap, and you know what’s going in it, so it’s safe.


  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup frozen roasted corn kernels (try Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1/2 large tomato, cut into half-inch chunks
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (more or less depending on taste)
  • sprinkle of salt (optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. Defrost the corn in the microwave, about 30 secs-1 minute on half power.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and stir.

  3. Microwave mixture for 1-2 minutes until steaming hot.


Contains approximately 375 calories as prepared. Β It contains about 25% of your daily fiber requirements, as well as being a significant source of iron, manganese, zinc, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

You can add whatever else you have around into this bowl, spinach or rocket (arugula) would make a great addition, as would cashews.

Thanks to Mark Levin for sharing his recipe with me to share with the interwebs.

Photo credit: little blue hen

    1. maria

      i am disappointed you are suggesting to use a microwave. please read about how food properties get destroyed when using a microwave. also the trader joe’s corn is not organic and therefore most likely heavily treated with pesticides and possibly genetically modified.
      otherwise i enjoy your site and recipes :-)

      1. Jeannie Moulton

        i’m sorry you didn’t like the recipe. typically, i dislike microwaving food as well, but when you are at work, and there is only a microwave (or take out) when you want warm food, i’ll take microwave any day, and i suppose that was my intention for this post.

        here are some other lunch ideas for you are not keen on using the microwave:

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