Although a little more prep work, veggie bowls are not only incredibly healthy for you, but they can keep for a few days and provide you with a few quick and easy meals. Here's one of my favourites, made by using my spiralizer.
I like to use a hearty based for my veggie bowls, like kale, cabbage or a grain. I find most greens tend to wilt or get lost with all the other toppings.
I chose to spiralize carrots and beets for this veggie bowl. If you don't know what a spiralizer is, I have some options listed below.
Toppings! I gave this bowl a little asian flare and used the following toppings: cilantro, avocado, cucumber, crushed peanuts and edamame.
Load everything into your serving bowl. If you eat meat, I like to add some leftover roasted chicken lightly tossed in BBQ sauce for a little tang.
SERVES: 6 | TIME: 60 mins. | SKILL SET: Easy
For the dressing of this bowl, I like a peanut sauce. The one I tend to use is found here. If you have another dressing in mind, you can use that, too.
- 1 1/5 cups of kale
- 2 large carrots
- 3 large beets
- Coconut oil (2 TBSP)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup of edamame (shelled and thawed)
- 1/2 cup of crushed peanuts
- 2 TBSP chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cucumber cut into strips
For the dressing:
- 3/4 cup natural-style creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 1/2 medium limes)
- 4 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons chile-garlic paste
- 1 medium garlic clove, mashed to a paste
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Wash kale and remove stems and spines. Set aside.
Wash and peel both carrots and beets. Spiralize using spiralizer. Place carrots in a frypan over med heat with coconut oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5 minutes until carrots are firm but not crunchy. Follow the same steps for the beets.
Once your topping are ready, begin layering the elements of your bowl. Start with the kale, then the beets and carrots, then the toppings. Finish with the peanut dressing. Again, adding meat is optional; I recommend leftover roasted chicken lightly tossed in BBQ sauce.
Need help finding a Spiralizer:
Paderno 4-blade Spiralizer, available at Williams-Sonoma
The Inspiralizer®, available at Inspiralized
Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer, available at Kitchen Stuff Plus