Ever since I discovered the quinoa bowl at Happy + Hale my freshman year, I've been completely obsessed. Obsessed to the point of never ordering anything else off the menu. Then one day in April, I went in, prepared to treat myself to an expensive, but worthwhile dinner, and saw that my precious quinoa bowl was gone. After a respectable mourning period, I got to work recreating this culinary masterpiece in my own kitchen. Here is my copycat Happy + Hale quinoa bowl that is so easy to make you'll never want to cook anything else again.

#SpoonTip: Happy + Hale's version calls for black beans rather than sweet potatoes, but I believe that the sweetness of the potatoes is a perfect addition to the otherwise savory dish.

Happy + Hale Inspired Quinoa Bowl

  • Prep Time:10 secs
  • Cook Time:15 secs
  • Total Time:25 secs
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/8 cup red onion
  • 1/8 cup feta cheese
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried cilantro leaves to taste
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Step 1

    Dice up tomato, red onion, and sweet potato and slice your avocado.

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  • Step 2

    Rinse your quinoa, put quinoa and water in a small pot and cook for 15 minutes. Once water is boiling, turn it down to low and cook until quinoa is tender.

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  • Step 3

    Season sweet potato with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in the oven at 425 for 15-20 minutes

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  • Step 4

    Put quinoa in a bowl and arrange tomato, roasted sweet potato, red onion, feta, and avocado slices on top. Season with dried cilantro and balsamic vinaigrette.

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Loaded with tons of the good stuff, this quinoa bowl is guaranteed to be your new go-to weeknight dinner. Quick, easy, delicious and beautiful to boot, there's no way your friends won't be impressed when you whip this up the communal dorm kitchen.