Veggie Power Bowl with Tahini Lemon Dressing

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I’m getting sick of just giving every recipe a name that simply just lists the ingredients that create it.  This bowl is especially fulfilling and packed with nutrition so I’m dubbing it a power bowl.  The flavor is extremely vibrant and  even though it doesn’t resemble any comfort foods, it fills the warmth quota on this particularly cold New England night.  I closely followed this recipe from Oh She Glows, an awesome vegan site Arikka recently refered me to.

2 1/2 cups brown rice, cooked

2 cups quinoa, cooked

3 cups chopped Lacinato kale (dino kale!)

2 Roma tomatoes, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup lemon juice, plus zest of 1/2 lemon

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

6 tbsp olive oil, divided

4 cloves garlic

2 tbsp water

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Dash chili powder

  • In a frying pan over medium heat cook garlic and red onion in 2 tbsp oil for 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile, pulse together in a food processor the tahini, lemon juice, 4 tbsp oil, nutritional yeast, water, salt, black pepper and chili powder
  • Add tomatoes to onions and garlic and reduce to low-medium heat.  Cook for 6 more minutes
  • Add kale and cook for 2 more minutes
  • Stir in tahini sauce, rice and quinoa and cook for 4 more minutes
  • Remove from heat, add in parsley and lemon zest and mix well together
  • Add tahini sauce, rice and quinoa and cook for 4 more munut
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