Rainbow Veggie Bowl with Cilantro Tahini Dressing

2021-01-19
Bowl of colorful veggies with a small bowl of green tahini dressing
  • Yield : 2 bowls
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m

We are bringing you one of the simplest but most delicious meal ideas for a healthy and light lunch, a Rainbow Veggie Bowl. It can be the easiest dish to put together and the best recipe for last-minute improvisations and making it your own. This veggie bowl first made an appearance in my first e-book called The Friendly Vegan Cookbook which led the way for our latest print cookbook by the same name (if you’d like to get your own copy you can find it here!).

Mix & Match

This Rainbow Veggie Bowl is a perfect example of how you can customize a recipe to your liking or to what you have on hand. Isn’t that ideal? As great as having a free range of possibilities is, we recommend you do follow a simple formula. Grain/Protein + Veggies + Dressing. This trifecta will make it super easy to whip a colorful and filling bowl like this one without giving it much thought. Fun, right?

There are many great options to include or replace in this colorful and nutritious bowl. When it comes to grains there are so many great varieties. You could use millet, basmati rice, amaranth, or barley. We encourage you to try different kinds of grains and find your favorites (keep your eyes open for good sales!).

When it comes to veggies, the sky’s the limit. So many amazing options to choose from, whether raw or cooked (you could use a mix of both). Raw goodies: grated red cabbage or carrots, chopped tomatoes, and sliced avocado. Cooked veggies: steamed corn or peas, sauteed mushrooms and kale, grilled peppers, and zucchini slices. Take your pick. Let us know your favorite combos!

Cilantro Tahini Dressing

This green dressing is so good, you can use it for any other preparation you like. It goes so well with salads or over some grilled veggies, and it’s made with one wholesome ingredient. We love it!

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Bowl of colorful veggies with a small bowl of green tahini dressing

Rainbow Veggie Bowl with Cilantro Tahini Dressing

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  • Author: Toni Okamoto
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 bowls 1x
  • Category: Entree

Description

We are bringing you one of the simplest but most delicious meal ideas for a healthy and light lunch, a Rainbow Veggie Bowl. It can be the easiest dish to put together and the best recipe for last-minute improvisations and making it your own. This veggie bowl first made an appearance in my first e-book called The Friendly Vegan Cookbook which led the way for our latest print cookbook by the same name (if you’d like to get your own copy you can find it here!).


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • Your favorite colorful veggies, cooked to your liking
  • For the cilantro tahini dressing:
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6 sprigs of cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar

Instructions

  1. To prepare the tahini dressing, add all the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. To assemble your rainbow veggie bowl, layer cooked grains, veggies of your choice, marinated tofu, and cilantro dressing. Bon Appetit!

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