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Peruvian Quinoa Bowl with Grilled Steak and Vegetables

Scott Phillips

Servings: 1

Grilled steak and vegetables capture Latin barbecue flavors. Ponzu is a tangy Japanese citrus-and-soy sauce, which is a nod to the Japanese influences in Peruvian cuisine.


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked quinoa (cook according to package directions)
  • 4 oz. steak, grilled medium rare, thinly sliced, and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup grilled sweet potato slices
  • 1/2 cup grilled red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grilled scallions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. toasted salted pepitas
  • 2 tsp. fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup microgreens (optional)
  • 1 Tbs. ponzu sauce
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lime wedge, for serving

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 780
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 280
  • Fat (g): 31
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 7
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 16
  • Cholesterol (mg): 65
  • Sodium (mg): 1580
  • Carbohydrates (g): 83
  • Fiber (g): 13
  • Sugar (g): 9
  • Protein (g): 42


  • Mound the quinoa in a large bowl. Arrange the steak, vegetables, scallions, pepitas, cilantro, and microgreens, if using, on top. Whisk the ponzu and oil together, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle on top, and serve with the lime wedge for squeezing.


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Reviews (3 reviews)

  • jjfuite | 05/06/2020

    veesocali asks, "What makes it Peruvian?"
    Obviously Quinoa. My guess is the sweet potato and pepitas too. Both are New World vegetables. And the ponzu sauce is Japanese; remember Peru was ruled for a decade by Alberto Fujimori.

  • veesocali | 06/27/2019

    What makes it Peruvian? Quinoa, maybe? What Peruvian flavors?

  • DisneyBelle | 08/28/2016

    we really enjoyed this recipe - we grilled all the veggies and the steak and followed the recipe's directions without any changes other than we couldn't find micro-greens so left them out. Had great, simple flavors with the ponzu/olive oil dressing. Will definitely make this one again

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